Hypercholesterolemia in male power lifters using anabolic-androgenic steroids

J. C. Cohen, T. D. Noakes, A. J S Benade

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Abstract

Serum total cholesterol (TC) concentrations were measured in three groups of male power lifters who used anabolic-androgenic steroids: 19 who used steroids for eight weeks, seven of the 19 who continued steroid use for three years, and three who had been using steroids for eight years. Mean TC levels increased, and after steroid use ended, they decreased promptly to near presteroid levels. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol and serum triglyceride levels indicated that the TC increase occurred in the low-density lipoprotein fraction. Presteroid TC concentration is not predictive of the magnitude of steroid-induced hypercholesterolemia, nor does a low presteroid TC level necessarily protect against this abnormality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Volume16
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1988

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Testosterone Congeners
Hypercholesterolemia
Steroids
Cholesterol
Serum
LDL Lipoproteins
HDL Cholesterol
Triglycerides

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Hypercholesterolemia in male power lifters using anabolic-androgenic steroids. / Cohen, J. C.; Noakes, T. D.; Benade, A. J S.

In: Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 16, No. 8, 1988, p. 49-56.

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Cohen, J. C. ; Noakes, T. D. ; Benade, A. J S. / Hypercholesterolemia in male power lifters using anabolic-androgenic steroids. In: Physician and Sportsmedicine. 1988 ; Vol. 16, No. 8. pp. 49-56.
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