In urban Indian, college admissions on the sports quota and muscle building are driving young people to take health supplements and steroids.

About 78 % of the teenagers take at least one supplement such as tablets, energy liquids, 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.