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Steroids: The Hard Truth
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Steroids: The Hard Truth

Gym candy. Pumpers. Stackers. All nicknames for anabolic steroids. Some say they'll make you bigger, faster, stronger. Yet, steroids can stunt your growth, make you bald, make girls grow facial hair, and play havoc with your emotions.

There are many legitimate medical reasons for taking steroids, but bulking up isn't one of them. Get the hard facts.

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Are Steroids Worth the Risk?

Are Steroids Worth the Risk?

Many aspiring athletes consider using anabolic steroids, but there are major risks associated with their use for both males and females. Being informed about side effects is vital to staying healthy. More...

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TeensHealth
Drug Facts: Anabolic Steroids

Drug Facts: Anabolic Steroids

There's a lot of bad information about steroids out there, especially among teenagers. Find out the truth and learn the effects of misusing anabolic steroids. More...

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National Institute on Drug Abuse
Foul play?

Foul play?

A test for steroids might not be enough. See what scientists are discovering about how genetic differences can affect test results. More...

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Science News for Students
Girls and Steroids

Girls and Steroids

When most people think about steroid abuse they think about guys trying to build muscle. But girls are also turning to steroids, and the results aren't pretty. More...

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ABC
Rapid Effects of Steroid Hormones on Animal Behavior

Rapid Effects of Steroid Hormones on Animal Behavior

Think science has it all figured out? Guess again. Researchers are still learning about the ways in which steroid hormones affect behavior. More...

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Nature
Steroids and Their Harmful Side Effects

Steroids and Their Harmful Side Effects

Misusing anabolic steroids can have a lot of nasty side effects. As this article shows, just about every part of your body can be affected. More...

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Muscle & Strength
Test Your Smarts on Dope

Test Your Smarts on Dope

Take this quiz on doping in sports. See if you know the difference between different performance enhancing substances, including some that occur naturally in the body. More...

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NPR/Science Friday
The Scientific Side of Steroid Use and Abuse

The Scientific Side of Steroid Use and Abuse

You know that improper use of steroids can hurt your body. But do you also know what they can do to your brain? A Dartmouth researcher is studying steroids and the teen brain. More...

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Science Daily

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