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A quote from BFS, "[Out of all the people who take steroids, the fact is, x amount will suffer the harsh side effects]" It is a risk taken, knowingly, by those of us who choose to participate. Nobody is sticking anything in ourselves, but ourselves. I am sure if the % rate started to climb, the more people would rethink, but the fact remains is its that x % that suffer and the majority are fine. Now this doesn't mean that we should ignore this percentage, after all they are people, just like you and I and they share the same passion we all do and certainly we must not sit back and say "sorry bro, its gotta happen to someone." I really believe this "pushing the limit," in bodybuilding will eventually be its downfall. I was happy to see an earlier article on the return of "Classic Bodybuilding," guys weighing 200 and less, still big, still jacked, but not looking like the new hollywood Hulk. It was "is" about symmetry, proportion, muscularity. Not overall how big you are! A lot of changes need to taken and precautions to reverse this trend in BB that I believe can really help lower some of these tragic articles of our fellow brethren that we continue to get fed by the news. May bodybuilding and steroids live on! but only if we take a step back and look at what were really creating.
One last point: Because steroids have all these side effects, a lot of abusers will then take other drugs to offset the effect—steroid abuse causes you to grow man-boobs, so people take another drug to mitigate those side effects. Guys who take steroids often also take augmenting drugs to decrease estrogen production or to improve athletic performance even further, like human growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor 1, insulin, erythropoietin, stimulants, diuretics, levothyroxine, and/or gamma-hydroxybutyrate, according to the study in FP Essentials . That means on top of all these side effects of steroids, most abusers are also looking at a whole separate list of effects from their peripheral drug habits.