Fairer sex use steroids for purposes other than athleticsThe use of steroids by girls is not merely restricted to athletics only, according to a study published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal.

It was remarked by team of researchers from the Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University that female teens use steroids for many unhealthy choices, including diet pills and smoking.

Diane Elliot, M.D., professor of medicine (health promotion and sports medicine), OHSU School of Medicine said further study is required for developing effective interventions for high-risk young women who have received less attention than young men in the past.

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