Misuse of anabolic steroids may increase heart problems in ARVC patients

Research has already shown that taking anabolic steroids is associated with high blood pressure and an increased risk of developing heart conditions such as left ventricular hypertrophy. Now research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation and being presented on 6th June at this year’s British Cardiovascular Society conference, has shown that for some people misusing […]

Clemson University researcher reveals insights into rapid spread of homemade steroids

A Clemson University researcher recently published insights into homemade steroids and steroid trafficking through a study of federal court cases. The research details why homemade steroids became popular and how online tools and cryptocurrency have allowed for their rapid spread. Bryan Denham, Campbell Professor of Sports Communication in Clemson’s communication department, recently published the research […]

Anabolic steroids may increase risk of early death in men

Men who use androgenic anabolic steroids—such as testosterone—may face a higher risk of early death and of experiencing more hospital admissions, according to a new Journal of Internal Medicine study. For the study, 545 men who used androgenic anabolic steroids were matched with 5,450 controls. In addition, 644 men who were sanctioned because they refused to submit […]

Anabolic-androgenic steroids can have deleterious effects on the brain

Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), a synthetic version of the male sex hormone testosterone, are sometimes used as a medical treatment for hormone imbalance. But the vast majority of AAS is used to enhance athletic performance or build muscle because when paired with strength training. AAS use increases muscle mass and strength, and its use is known […]

National survey shows decrease in alcohol, cigarette and illicit drug use among U.S. teens

A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows some important improvements in levels of substance use. Both alcohol and cigarette use in 2014 are at their lowest points since the study began in 1975. Use of a number of illicit drugs also show declines this year. These findings come from […]

Research team studies effect of anabolic steroids on body fat

A research team at Luleå University of Technology and Umea University has, in a unique study involving ten Swedish elite lifters who are actively using anabolic steroids, studied the effect of Anabolic steroids on body fat. Swedish elite lifters who use anabolic steroids have more dangerous fat distribution in the body. The research was done […]

Testosterone may help heart failure patients: Study

According to a new study, testosterone supplements may improve the quality of life for patients who have a certain heart condition. The researchers used testosterone patches and injections that improved the breathing and exercise abilities of people with heart failure, a chronic inability of the heart to pump enough blood to the rest of the […]

Brief exposure to anabolic steroids may have long lasting performance-enhancing effects

Brief exposure to anabolic steroids may have long lasting, possibly permanent, performance-enhancing effects, shows a study published today [28 October] in The Journal of Physiology. Previously, re-acquisition of muscle mass – with or without steroid use – after periods of inactivity has been attributed to motor learning. However, this new data from the University of Oslo […]

A cheap steroid is the first drug shown to reduce death in COVID-19 patients

U.K. trial finds dexamethasone reduces deaths of patients on ventilators by one-third Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. After months of dire news about the spread of the novel coronavirus and a mounting global death toll, a glimmer of hope arrived today: Researchers announced that dexamethasone, a cheap, widely available corticosteroid, significantly […]

INCREASING APPETITE. WHAT FAT PEOPLE CAN TEACH US ABOUT GAINING MUSCLE

A number of subscribers complain of struggling with appetite. We all know that if we cannot eat sufficient macro and micronutrients, we cannot gain an ounce of muscle no matter how many drugs we take. This issue is underrated. This issue is one in the “I eat heaps but can’t gain any weight” camp. This […]