Older steroid users now feeling the pain

The long-term risks of anabolic-androgenic steroid use on the heart are only now becoming evident, according to new research.

The authors reveal there is a potentially large and somewhat hidden population of middle-aged men who have developed a dependence on these drugs and are now displaying worrying signs of permanent cardiovascular damage.

Myocardial dysfunction and accelerated coronary atherosclerosis is common, they warn.

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