Kidney damage possible with steroid useAnabolic steroids have always encouraged bodybuilders and other sportsmen to go for them but the use of steroids is not free from side effects. According to a paper presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, CA, athletes using steroids may suffer from damage to kidney function.

This previously unrecognized complication may occur when steroids are used on a habitual basis.

This study was conducted in the lab of Dr. Vivette D’Agati, MD at Columbia Univeristy Medical Center. Study co-authors included Glen Markowitz, MD, Joshua Schwimmer, MD, Michael Stokes, MD, Cheryl Kunis, MD, Vivette D’Agati, MD, (Columbia University Medical Center); Alton Farris, MD, and Robert Colvin, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital).