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Use of anabolic steroids has been reported by 9% of men attending gymnasiums

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1009
  1. Pirkko Korkia, Senior lecturer in sport and exercise science
  1. University of Luton, Luton LU1 3JU

    EDITOR,—F H Lloyd and colleagues report several cases of subfertility in male body builders who misused anabolic steroids.1 I would draw the authors' attention to a report commissioned by the Departments of Health for England, Scotland, and Wales, entitled Anabolic Steroid Use in Great Britain: An Exploratory Investigation.2

    The research for the report investigated use of anabolic steroids in 21 gymnasiums in England, Scotland, and Wales and found that 119 …

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