Anabolic steroids and adolescents’ culture of invulnerability

Dr Muiris Houston: Risks associated with sex, dosage and duration of administration

Anabolic steroids are now primarily known for their performance-enhancing use in sport.

Anabolic steroids are now primarily known for their performance-enhancing use in sport.

The death of 18-year-old Luke O’Brien May is an unfortunate reminder of the risks of taking performance-enhancing drugs in the form of anabolic steroids.

Anabolic androgenic steroids have two main modes of action in the body: androgenic effects which can be generally considered as similar to testosterone (masculinisation) and anabolic effects – those associated with protein building in skeletal muscle and bone.

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