HGH AND ANABOLIC STEROIDS DO NOT PRODUCE SPECIAL INTERACTIVE EFFECTS
Zuliani, U., Bernardini, B., Catapano, A., Campana, M., Cerioli, G., & Spattini, M. (1989). Effects of anabolic steroids, testosterone, and HGH on blood lipids and echocardigraphic parameters in body builders. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 10, 62-66.
Male body builders were evaluated for cardiovascular effects induced by the self-administration of human growth hormone (HGH) alone, or combined with testosterone and anabolic steroids. A control group (N = 8) did not use any substance, an experimental group (N = 6) self-administered testosterone, anabolic steroids, and HGH for six weeks in various dosages, and one S administered HGH alone.
Hormonal administrations did not modify principal echocardiographic parameters, remaining similar to those in the exercise-only group. Generally, the administration of substances together produces effects similar to those derived from separate administration, in particular, a decrease of serun HDL-chol and apo A-1. This metabolic condition enhances coronary risks.
Implication. There are no special interactive effects of HGH and anabolic steroids on blood or cardiac characteristics.
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