Young steroid users risk heart disease

Boys and young men are putting their lives at risk, all in the name of vanity, if they continue down the dangerous path of steroid use, an Australian study shows.

Researchers have found that steroid abuse is associated with increased risk of heart disease in otherwise healthy young men.

Extensive heart disease, including left ventricular hypertrophy and thickening of the arteries, was present in half the cases analysed by