Increased premature mortality of competitive powerlifters suspected to have used anabolic agents.

@article{Prssinen2000IncreasedPM,
  title={Increased premature mortality of competitive powerlifters suspected to have used anabolic agents.},
  author={M P{\"a}rssinen and Urho M. Kujala and E Vartiainen and Sushil K Sarna and Timo Sepp{\"a}l{\"a}},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          225-7
        }
}
Misuse of supraphysiological doses of anabolic steroids is claimed to have serious side effects. The aim of the study was to determine the mortality, and the cause of premature deaths among a group of subjects who are strongly suspected to have used anabolic steroids for a non-medical purpose over several years. The mortality of 62 male powerlifters placed 1st-5th in weight series 82.5-125 kg in Finnish championships during 1977-1982 was compared with the mortality of population controls. The… Expand
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