Use of anabolic steroids effective for promoting weight and muscle gainsAccording to a recently concluded review, administering anabolic steroids to individuals afflicted with the dreaded HIV disease could result in modest weight and muscle mass gains.

The review appeared in an issue of The Cochrane Library, which is a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration.

The magnitude of weight and muscle mass gains could be termed as relevant in clinical terms, according to lead author Karen Johns, a Medical Assessment Officer from the Agency Health Canada.