The intake of anabolic steroids by athletes exerts its side effects decades later

Originally anabolic steroids was created as a medicine to restore the athletes ' effort during exercise. Today these drugs are widely used in sports as doping. Meanwhile, their side effects can manifest themselves after a dozen years. Anabolic steroids, which are synthetic version of sex hormones men, such as dihydrotestosterone and testosterone, are designed to improve physical metabolism in the body, increase muscle mass, reduce fat and increase stamina of the person.

All the above properties of steroids have been noted by coaches and athletes in the thirties of the last century. Despite the fact that anabolic steroids are recognized by doping, since they are used by the representatives of various sports and bodybuilders. However, anabolic steroids have many side effects, providing a devastating impact on health.

Swedish researchers from the University of Gothenburg found that after decades of taking anabolic steroids causes mental disorders among former athletes. Scientists were interviewed 700 former athletes: weightlifters, wrestlers and discus thrower, showing excellent results in the sixties and seventies of the 20th century.

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20 percent of respondents admitted that during his sports career, regularly took steroids. Among used in the past, the doping of athletes in 2 times more often identified depression, loss of intellect and memory compared to those athletes who are at the dawn of his career not "dabbled" anabolic steroids. In addition, among the lovers of doping in 2 times more often met people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

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