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Illicit use of anabolic steroids, a significant issue in the United States, is by no means restricted to elite athletes or adolescent sport participants. While steroids can stimulate and enhance muscle tissue development, long-term or excessive use can increase the risk of heart attack, cancer, and/or psychologic impairments. This review examines the prevalence of steroid use, associated benefits and risks, and the importance of accelerating effective education and prevention efforts.
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Rhea, Matthew; Marin Cabezuelo, Pedro J.; Peterson, Mark; Alexander, Jeffrey L.; Potenziano, Ben; Bunker, Derek J.; Sauers, Eric L.; and Danielsen, Randy D., "Anabolic Steroids" (2008). Department of Health Sciences Faculty Articles. 188.