Designer steroids – over‐the‐counter supplements and their androgenic component: review of an increasing problem

  title={Designer steroids – over‐the‐counter supplements and their androgenic component: review of an increasing problem},
  author={C. D. Rahnema and L. Crosnoe and E. Kim},
  • C. D. Rahnema, L. Crosnoe, E. Kim
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Andrology
  • Colloquially referred to by various misleading monikers (‘pro‐hormones’, ‘natural steroids’, ‘testosterone boosters’, etc.) designer anabolic steroids have been popular now for over a decade as a way to achieve classic anabolic steroid‐like results from products sold in the legal marketplace. Recent evidence suggests that anabolic steroid use may be the most common cause of hypogonadism in men of reproductive age. Despite recent regulatory efforts that have banned specific compounds, many… CONTINUE READING
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