In urban India, college admissions on the sports quota and body building are driving youngsters to consume dietary supplements and steroids.

About 78 per cent of the adolescents take at least one supplement such as pills, energy drinks, steroids, and high protein stuff.

The ASSOCHAM Social Development Foundation (ASDF) team conducted the survey on the “Ill-effects of energy drinks and other popular dietary supplements on youngsters” in major States and cities during October 2011-January 2012.