Use of doping agents, particularly anabolic steroids, in sports and society

  title={Use of doping agents, particularly anabolic steroids, in sports and society},
  author={F. Sj{\"o}qvist and M. Garle and A. Rane},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • F. Sjöqvist, M. Garle, A. Rane
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • The use of doping agents, particularly anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), has changed from being a problem restricted to sports to one of public-health concern. We review the prevalence of misuse, the evidence that some drugs improve performance in sport, their side-effects, and the long-term consequences of AAS misuse for society at large. There is substantial under-reporting of the side-effects of AAS to health authorities. We describe neuropsychiatric side-effects of AAS and their possible… CONTINUE READING
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