Should androgenic anabolic steroids be considered in the treatment regime of selected chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients?

@article{Velema2012ShouldAA,
  title={Should androgenic anabolic steroids be considered in the treatment regime of selected chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients?},
  author={Marieke S Velema and Bibi H B Kwa and W de Ronde},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={118–124}
}
Purpose of review Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread disease with high morbidity rates. Advanced stages can be complicated by unintentional weight loss and muscle wasting, which may contribute to increased morbidity and mortality. Reversal of weight loss increases muscle strength and exercise capacity and improves survival. This can partly be achieved by nutritional support, preferably combined with increase in exercise. Androgenic anabolic steroids (AASs), of which… 

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