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Carissa Poindexter17 September 2021BIO 225Dr. Kathryn PhillipsTitle: Anabolic Steroids and Arterial Function and Structure in Male BodybuildersAbstractObjectivesThe objective of this study was to see if there is a difference in cardiac and arterial function andstructure between young male bodybuilders using androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS) and thosedo not to enhance physic for competition.Cardiovascular disease is seen at higher rates in men,so androgens and testosterone may be involved in that risk factor.There are reports of prematurevascular issues in young males taking AAS, but there are few direct studies of these users sincethey do tend to be secretive about use.MethodsThis study observed 20 male body builders averaging around the age of 35.Multiple measureswere used to compare the groups, including serum lipid levels, hormone levels, carotid intima-media thickness, arterial reactivity, and dimensions of the left ventricle.Measuring of the

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Anabolic steroid, Male Bodybuilders

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