Health and Wellness

Pumped Up on Steroids: The Risks Outweigh the Benefits

Posted by Shane Magee, M.D. on Dec 10, 2016 10:05:00 AM

From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the drive to be bigger, faster and stronger is a very real factor in today’s body-conscious climate. Countless magazine covers promise routines for washboard stomachs, commercials for workout equipment seem to run 24 hours a day, and new workout videos are released every few months. With all this pressure to look and feel as though you’re in top-physical form, it’s easy to see why the use of steroids and other illegal supplements is on the rise. But here’s what you need to remember: The risks of using those supplements far outweighs the benefits. 

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Topics: steroids, steroid side effects, steroid health risks

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