Steroid Side Effects


Bay County Sheriff’s Office Warns About Anabolic Steroids Contaminated with Fungus

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) has suggested that possible contamination at an underground laboratory (UGL) that manufactured anabolic steroids could lead to fungal meningitis. After a six-month investigation, the BCSO recently arrested three individuals who operating the UGL known as Spartan Laboratories. As is usually the case with anabolic steroid UGLs, the products are not manufactured in sterile conditions. [Read more…]


Alex Rodriguez Injury Blamed on Steroids

The issue of anabolic steroids came up shortly after the New York Yankees announced that third baseman Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez was having surgery to repair an injured hip. Some sports writers were compelled to search for a link between steroids and the type of injury sustained by Rodriguez. Even in the absence of any link, a couple of newspapers ran sensationalistic stories blaming the injury on steroids. [Read more…]


Steroids Blamed for Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide

Larry Fine, a sports reporter for Reuters, recently acknowledged that the reasons behind the Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher murder-suicide may never be known. But he felt free to speculate about three possible causes. The include anabolic steroids, the jock culture of violence against women and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (a degenerative brain condition caused by repeated concussions). [Read more…]


The ‘Egyptian Popeye’ Latest Synthol User Confused with Anabolic Steroid Side Effects

The Guinness World Records company recently recognized Massachusetts bodybuilder Moustafa Ismail as the holder of the world’s “Largest Arms” category in the 2013 edition of the popular Guinness Book of World Records. His arms were measured at 26-inches when the company first measured them in 2011. Within a year’s time, Ismail has increased his arm circumference to 31-inches. [Read more…]


Woman Gives Partner’s Steroids to Police During Domestic Dispute Investigation

A Texas man may be facing anabolic steroid possession and/or distribution charges after his partner turned over several vials of injectable steroids to law enforcement officers during a domestic disturbance investigation. [Read more…]


Marine on Steroids on Trial for Murder of Toddler

A former United States Marine, accused of murdering an 18-month old girl, had been using anabolic steroids in the months preceding the toddler’s death. Joshua Allen Kruzik is on trial facing one count of murder and one count of assault on a child causing death in the case of Audrey Allen. Audrey died from extensive head injuries at the Loma Linda University Medical Center on November 20, 2012. [Read more…]


Brain Research in Teenage Steroid Users

Leslie Henderson and Ann Clark, professors at the Giesel School of Medicine in Dartmouth, are concerned that teenagers who use anabolic steroids may not be aware of the effects of steroids on the brain. Most people have heard about aggression as a possible side effect of steroid use. Stories of “roid rage” have appeared regularly in the news. But according to Henderson and Clark, teenage steroid users may face something more serious than the short-term prospect of steroid-induced aggression. [Read more…]


Hysteria Over Anabolic Steroids Leads to Ignorance of More Dangerous Corticosteroids

The hysteria over anabolic steroids has kept sportswriters and journalists busy writing about the topic on a regular basis. At least one new article about anabolic steroids and/or performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) has been in the news practically every day for the past five years. Most articles usually include a list of side effects associated with steroids. Regrettably, most articles have an anti-steroid bias that leads to the exaggeration and overstatement of the anabolic steroids side effects. [Read more…]


Anabolic Steroids Cause Swelling of the Brain According to Times of India

The Times of India website recently published a news story that did its best to demonize anabolic steroids. The was clear from reading the headline alone – ‘Steroids Can Kill’. The article blamed the death of twenty-eight year old Dev Luthra on a fatal overdose of steroids. Luthra allegedly experimented with steroids for the first time before his wedding. He had hoped that the physique-enhancement drugs would help him tone his abdominals to achieve a defined ‘six-pack’. Instead of achieving a six-pack, Luthra ended up dead. [Read more…]


Matthew Dear Story of Fatal Steroid Overdose Revisited

“The Daily Mirror”, a popular daily British tabloid, has used the Jonny “I Want to Be a Bodybuilder” Spelman steroid scandal as a convenient opportunity to revisit the “steroid death” of teenager Matthew Dear. The Mirror has chosen to use the image of a dead Dear in a precautionary tale of what could happen to a teenager like Jonny Spelman who wants to be the “biggest guy there ever was.” [Read more…]