Dietary supplements containing steroids pose serious health riskThree cases of individuals suffering from the severe effects of dietary supplements containing steroids were recently reported by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.

The cases including patients with renal failure and liver injury were discussed in an issue of The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.

Stuart C. Gordon, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Henry Ford Hospital, said that some over-the-counter health food supplements may actually contain anabolic steroids.