Androgens and the control of skeletal muscle protein synthesis

  title={Androgens and the control of skeletal muscle protein synthesis},
  author={M. Sheffield-Moore},
  journal={Annals of Medicine},
  pages={181 - 186}
  • M. Sheffield-Moore
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Medicine
  • Athletes have long supported the concept that anabolic steroids increase skeletal muscle mass. However, it was only recently that both testosterone and its synthetic analogue, oxandrolone, were proven capable of inducing myotrophic effects in postabsorptive human skeletal muscle. These findings have provided the physiological evidence that anabolic steroids deserve attention in the clinical arena as a pharmacological intervention against losses in lean body mass associated with age, disease… CONTINUE READING
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