Anabolic steroids have been often associated with bulky weight lifters and body builders, but they are used these days by professional sportsmen to catch up with the competition and get a distinctive edge to make the most out of limited opportunities.

But indiscriminate use or abuse of steroids may lead to steroid side effects causing health complications and many coaches have remarked that testing for anabolic steroids in the recent past has been good for sports.

“When my kids were (teenagers), I asked them about steroids,” state Sen. Richard Codey, D-Essex, said. “They said they could just go to the city (New York) or on the Internet. It was easy as pie. Where did they learn this? From kids in school.”

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