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Androgenic steroid use is rising in the general population. It is now a major health concern particularly for young men. It is estimated that up to one in 15 men use or have-used androgens, often in combination with other performance and image enhancing drugs. 

Serious side effects of using androgens may include heart disease, brain and liver injury, infertility and a number of other conditions. Given that these drugs are often unregulated or not used for their correct purpose, the extent of possible side effects in otherwise healthy men aren’t well understood.

A recent study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine by researchers in Denmark investigated death rates and the presence of a range related conditions in a large number of male gym-users that had used androgens. Their findings showed a significant increase in the risk of death and other health conditions in these men.



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