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Dying to be big: a review of anabolic steroid use.
  1. H M Perry,
  2. D Wright,
  3. B N Littlepage
  1. Department of Public Health Medicine, Swansea, UK.


    Anabolic steroids use is commonly perceived to be the domain of the higher echelons of competitive athletes. However, a great deal of anabolic steroid use occurs in private gymnasia (non-local authority) among non-competitive recreational athletes. Our study has attempted to give an insight into the prevalence of the use of these drugs, the hazards associated with it, and the public health responses which we have adopted.

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