Anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of male sex hormones. It promotes male characteristics and especially muscles growth. Generally used for treating several medical conditions, these have got a bad rap over the years because of their widespread abuse, especially by professional athletes, sportspersons, and bodybuilders. Even though illegal, these are commonly available and seen as a potential shortcut to success.

While they get an unfair advantage in various sports and activities due to these performance-boosting substances, Anabolic steroids can prove to be detrimental to both young and old athletes. For instance, it takes a toll on their cognitive abilities and leads to the diminishing of their physiological functions. More often than not, these can lead to chronic diseases and disorders.

This infographic takes a close look at Anabolic steroid abuse in high school and college athletes and addresses the basic facts, statistics, methods of steroid abuse, side effects and the consequences of the same.



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