Hepatitis case highlights synthetic steroid risks

The risks of abusing synthetic steroids have been highlighted by an unusual case of a bodybuilder who developed severe hepatitis from using methandrostenolone.

The case has been reported by Dr Christian Girgis and colleagues from the University of Sydney, who say that many young bodybuilders are putting themselves at risk by abusing a cocktail of different hormones and drugs to improve appearance.

They describe the case of a 35-year-old male amateur bodybuilder who bought