Greater risk for heart damage found among long-term steroid users

04/27/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A U.S. study found that male weight lifters who regularly took anabolic steroids over several years are at a greater risk of heart damage and death compared with those who had not used the drugs. The study shows that steroid use lowers ejection fractions and can significantly impair diastolic function.

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