Self-reported use of anabolic-androgenic steroids by elite power lifters

C. E. Yesalis, R. T. Herrick, William E. Buckley, K. E. Friedl, D. Brannon, J. E. Wright

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Abstract

Sixty-one athletes competed in the 1987 National Championship of the US Powerlifting Federation; all were surveyed to obtain information on anabolic-androgenic steroids regarding attitudes, patterns of use, and health effects. Of the 45 who responded to the survey, 15 admitted having used steroids. In a follow-up telephone interview of 20 of the competitors, 11 reported previous steroids use. The reason given most often for using steroids was improved athletic performance; the most common side effects reported were heightened libido, acne, and increased body hair. The small number of admitted users suggests that underreporting took place; this level of use probably represents the lower bound of steroid use among power lifters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-100
Number of pages10
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Yesalis, C. E. ; Herrick, R. T. ; Buckley, William E. ; Friedl, K. E. ; Brannon, D. ; Wright, J. E. / Self-reported use of anabolic-androgenic steroids by elite power lifters. In: Physician and Sportsmedicine. 1988 ; Vol. 16, No. 12. pp. 91-100.
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In: Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 16, No. 12, 01.01.1988, p. 91-100.

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