The effect of testosterone and anabolic steroids on the skin surface lipids and the population of Propionibacteria acnes in young postpubertal men.

@article{Kiraly1988TheEO,
  title={The effect of testosterone and anabolic steroids on the skin surface lipids and the population of Propionibacteria acnes in young postpubertal men.},
  author={Csaba L. Kiraly and Markku Al{\'e}n and J Korvola and Maija Horsmanheimo},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  year={1988},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={
          21-6
        }
}
The effect of testosterone and anabolic steroids on skin surface lipids and the population of Propionibacteria acnes (P. acnes) was studied in power athletes. The subjects used self-administered high doses of testosterone and anabolic steroids during a 12-week strength training period. After 8 weeks' use of hormones the amount of dissolved skin surface lipids (SSL), and the Colony Forming Units/cm2 (CFU/cm2) of P. acnes had increased (p less than 0.01). The percentage values of dissolved SSL… CONTINUE READING

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