STEROID USERS ARE NOT CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH RISKS
Parkinson, A. B., & Evans, N. A. (2005). Anabolic steroids: A survey of 500 users. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37(5), Supplement abstract 205.
An anonymous self-administered questionnaire was posted on the message boards of internet web sites popular among anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) users. Five hundred responses were analyzed.
Approximately four out of five users are non-athletes who take AAS for improvement in physical appearance. More than one half take 1,000 mg per week, which is a very high dosage. One in 4 AAS users also take growth hormone and insulin. Most Ss experience side effects.
Implication. AAS users are not concerned about health risks.
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