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Steriod use in the UK


Bidy Image, Anabolic Steroids, Drugs, UK

Period29 Jun 2019

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  • TitleHow Welshmen went from mining coal to pumping iron
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Economist
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    HYS CALLOWAY first went on the juice seven years ago. At 21, he was fit but skinny—football training every day at college had seen to that. He envied the bulging muscles of his mates down the gym, and he knew their secret. To make progress, he needed to pinch the added ingredient of their regimes: steroids. “Your veins are out, your muscles are full, arms nice and tight, chest puffed out,” he says. “All the compliments started coming in.”
    It is tricky to work out how many Britons take anabolic steroids, synthetic compounds derived from the male hormone testosterone that promote muscle growth. Users are often keen to imply that they sculpted their bodies with hard work alone. One user told a researcher from Teesside University that his girlfriend “wouldn’t mind if I told her I did some crack [cocaine], but if I told her I took steroids she wouldn’t even want to know me.”
    PersonsAndrew Richardson