Use of anabolic‐androgenic steroids among body builders — frequency and attitudes

  title={Use of anabolic‐androgenic steroids among body builders — frequency and attitudes},
  author={M Lindstr{\"o}m and A. Nilsson and P. L. Katzman and Lars Janzon and J. F. Dymling},
  journal={Journal of Internal Medicine},
Abstract. A total of 138 male body builders who regularly attended a gym participated anonymously in a study of the use of anabolic‐androgenic steroids in relation to side‐effects, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI; kg m−2), training frequency, social background, occupation, knowledge and attitudes to steroid use. Fifty‐three of the 138 body builders had used anabolic‐androgenic steroids for a median duration of 2 years. Steroid use was linked to a higher BMI and more frequent training… 
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