Concern grows as bodybuilders inject natural oils

Doctors are warning against a new practice among bodybuilders that can result in serious complications.


In a bid to cut costs and achieve instant results, amateurs are ditching steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs for natural oils such as coconut or sesame oil, which they inject directly into the muscle to improve definition.

Doctors in West London say recent reports on the practice are just the tip of the iceberg.

While it’s unclear how widespread it is in Australia, “site enhancement oil” comprising mostly medium chain triglycerides, along with alcohol and lidocaine, can easily be