Kidney damage likely with bodybuilding steroidsAthletes making use of performance enhancing or bodybuilding steroids could gain muscle mass and body strength but may risk kidney function. This finding was disclosed by a presented paper at the American Society of Nephrology’s 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, CA.

It is worthwhile to note here that reports of athletes abusing anabolic steroids are increasingly becoming common these days.

It was suggested by the findings that habitual and long-term use of steroids has severe effects on the kidneys, a fact that was not recognized till now.