Use of steroids not just limited to athlete girlsThe usage of steroids is not just limited to those girls involved in competitive athletics. According to a national survey published in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, steroid use in girls is also associated with a cluster of harmful behavior patterns such as diet pills and smoking.

Diane L. Elliot, M.D., of the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, and colleagues made assessed anabolic steroids among young girls during a study that involved 7,544 female students in grades nine through 12 completing the survey.

The study pointed out high-risk adolescent girls received less attention than adolescent boys suggesting that their actions are more destructive on a personal front.