National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Anabolic Steroids is the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Anabolic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones. Doctors use anabolic steroids to treat some hormone problems in men, delayed puberty, and muscle loss from some diseases.
Bodybuilders and athletes often use anabolic steroids to build muscles and improve athletic performance. Using them this way is not legal or safe. Abuse of anabolic steroids has been linked with many health problems. They include
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)