Anabolic steroid use: patterns of use and detection of doping.

  title={Anabolic steroid use: patterns of use and detection of doping.},
  author={Michael R. Graham and Bruce Davies and Fergal M Grace and Andrew T Kicman and Julien S. Baker},
  journal={Sports medicine},
  volume={38 6},
Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) were the first identified doping agents that have ergogenic effects and are being used to increase muscle mass and strength in adult males. Consequently, athletes are still using them to increase physical performance and bodybuilders are using them to improve size and cosmetic appearance. The prevalence of AAS use has risen dramatically over the last two decades and filtered into all aspects of society. Support for AAS users has increased, but not by the… CONTINUE READING
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