Steroid use by female teen not just limited to athletesUse of steroids by teen girls is not merely limited to athletes and usually goes hand-in-hand with other unhealthy practices, such as diet pills and smoking. This finding was disclosed by researchers from the Division of Health Promotion & Sports Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.

The study results were published in an issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal.

Elliot explained that teen girls using anabolic steroids are at a higher risk of using other unhealthy substances such as alcohol, cigarette, and cocaine than their counterparts who do not use steroids.