Illicit anabolic–androgenic steroid use

@article{Kanayama2010IllicitAS,
  title={Illicit anabolic–androgenic steroid use},
  author={Gen Kanayama and James I. Hudson and Harrison Graham Pope},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={58},
  pages={111-121}
}
The anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are a family of hormones that includes testosterone and its derivatives. These substances have been used by elite athletes since the 1950s, but they did not become widespread drugs of abuse in the general population until the 1980s. Thus, knowledge of the medical and behavioral effects of illicit AAS use is still evolving. Surveys suggest that many millions of boys and men, primarily in Western countries, have abused AAS to enhance athletic performance or… CONTINUE READING
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