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News & Research:
Anabolic steroid abuse is associated with increased systolic hypertension
risk - Science Daily, 4/4/16 - "They measured
the men's 24-hour ABPM every 20 minutes during the day and every 60 minutes
through the night. Compared with the former abusers and the controls, the
ongoing abusers' average day and night BPs were significantly ‒ roughly 8 to
10 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) ‒ higher"
FDA Warns Consumers Against Body-Building Supplement - WebMD, 12/27/13 -
"Consumers should not use Mass Destruction, a
dietary supplement used to stimulate muscle growth ... The body-building
product, available in retail stores, fitness gyms and online, contains
potentially harmful synthetic steroids and anyone currently using it should
stop immediately ... The FDA explained that liver damage is a known risk
associated with use of anabolic steroids and steroid-like substances"
Anabolic steroids may affect future mental health - Science Daily,
5/20/13 - "The study included almost 700 former
Swedish wrestlers, weightlifters, powerlifters and throwers who competed at
the elite level sometime between 1960 and 1979 ... We found a clear link.
AAS users were more likely to have been treated for depression,
concentration problems and aggressive behaviour"
The scientific side of steroid use and abuse - Science Daily, 8/6/12 -
"There is this disconnect among young people that somehow your emotions,
your thought processes -- things that have to do with your brain -- are
separate and different from what steroids may be doing to your body -- your
muscles, your heart, or your liver, or anything like that ... Teenagers need
to recognize that these drugs actually do things to your brain, and your
behavior comes from your brain ... Studies have shown there are "critical
periods" -- periods of time during adolescence when exposure to steroids can
impose permanent changes in both brain organization and function, leading to
physiological and psychiatric effects that may still be prevalent even in
middle age. The age at which you take them also affects their persistence"
Bodybuilding myth debunked: Growth-promoting hormones don't stimulate
strength - Science Daily, 6/14/12 - "anabolic
hormones -- long thought to be essential for building a muscular frame -- do
not influence muscle protein synthesis, the process that leads to bigger
muscles ... In the first study, researchers examined the responses of both
male and female participants to intense leg exercise. Despite a 45-fold
difference in testosterone increase, men and women were able to make new
muscle protein at exactly the same rate ... In the second study ... The men
experienced gains in muscle mass that ranged from virtually nothing to more
than 12 pounds, yet their levels of testosterone and growth hormone after
exercise showed no relationship to muscle growth or strength gain ...
Surprisingly, the researchers noted that cortisol -- considered to have the
opposite effect of anabolic hormones because it reduces protein synthesis
and breaks down tissue -- was related to the gain in muscle mass" -
Note: That may be true about cortisol but looking at it another way,
cortisol could be an indicator of how much you're working out.
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