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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810407/intrasexual-competition-as-a-potential-influence-on-anabolic-androgenic-steroid-use-initiation
#1
Marc Harris, Michael Dunn, Tina Alwyn
An estimated 293,000 people living in the United Kingdom have used anabolic-androgenic steroids. However, there is currently no intervention to reduce usage available in practice or academic circulation throughout the United Kingdom. This study aimed to test a novel hypothesis that increased levels of intrasexual competition may play an important influential role in the use of anabolic-androgenic steroids. Significantly higher levels of intrasexual competition were evident in users compared to non-users but only in the novice group (0-2 years of experience)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810404/sexual-orientation-bullying-for-being-labeled-gay-or-bisexual-and-steroid-use-among-us-adolescent-boys
#2
Mike C Parent, Tyler C Bradstreet
Use of anabolic-androgenic steroids is a public health concern for adolescent boys. This study examined bullying based on being labeled gay/bisexual and steroid use among US adolescent boys, including sexual orientation disparities. Data from 2660 boys from the 2015 Youth Behavior Risk Survey were used. Among heterosexual boys, steroid use was higher among those who reported being bullied due to being labeled gay or bisexual. No such relationship existed among non-heterosexual boys. The results speak to the need to address issues of masculinity in clinical work with boys and young men...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803647/determination-of-selected-endogenous-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-and-ratios-in-urine-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-isotope-pattern-deconvolution
#3
J Pitarch-Motellón, J V Sancho, M Ibáñez, O Pozo, A F Roig-Navarro
An isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS) method for the determination of selected endogenous anabolic androgenic steroids (EAAS) in urine by UHPLC-MS/MS has been developed using the isotope pattern deconvolution (IPD) mathematical tool. The method has been successfully validated for testosterone, epitestosterone, androsterone and etiocholanolone, employing their respective deuterated analogs using two certified reference materials (CRM). Accuracy was evaluated as recovery of the certified values and ranged from 75% to 108%...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789969/tissue-control-of-androgen-action-the-ups-and-downs-of-androgen-receptor-expression
#4
REVIEW
Irene Hunter, Colin W Hay, Bianca Esswein, Kate Watt, Iain J McEwan
The hormone testosterone plays crucial roles during male development and puberty and throughout life, as an anabolic regulator of muscle and bone structure and function. The actions of testosterone are mediated, primarily, through the androgen receptor, a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily. The androgen receptor gene is located on the X-chromosome and receptor levels are tightly controlled both at the level of transcription of the gene and post-translationally at the protein level. Sp1 has emerged as the major driver of expression of the androgen receptor gene, while auto-regulation by androgens is associated with both positive and negative regulation in a possible cell-selective manner...
August 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777732/body-image-and-eating-disorders-are-common-among-professional-and-amateur-athletes-using-performance-and-image-enhancing-drugs-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Daria Piacentino, Georgios D Kotzalidis, Livia Longo, Antonio Pavan, Luciano Stivali, Guido Stivali, Stefano Ferracuti, Roberto Brugnoli, Paola Frati, Vittorio Fineschi, Paolo Girardi, Gabriele Sani
The use of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) is not uncommon in athletes and appears to be associated with several psychopathological disorders of unclear prevalence. In this multicenter, cross-sectional study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of body image disorders (BIDs) and eating disorders (EDs) in PIED-using athletes vs. PIED nonusers. We enrolled 84 consecutive professional and amateur athletes training in sport centers in Italy, who underwent semi-structured interviews (SCID-I, SCID-II) and completed the Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI) and the Sick, Control, One, Fat, Food Eating Disorder Screening Test (SCOFF)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743567/androgenic-anabolic-steroids-inhibited-post-exercise-hypotension-a-case-control-study
#6
Jefferson F C R Junior, Alexandre S Silva, Glêbia A Cardoso, Valmir O Silvino, Maria C C Martins, Marcos A P Santos
BACKGROUND: There is evidence of hypertensive effects caused by anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS). A single exercise session promotes the acute reduction of blood pressure, but the effects of AAS on this phenomenon are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the post-exercise blood pressure response in androgenic-anabolic steroid users. METHODS: Thirteen AAS users (23.9±4.3 years old) and sixteen controls (22.1±4.5 years old) performed a session of aerobic exercise...
July 11, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738774/advanced-methods-for-analysis-of-testosterone
#7
Livia Alexandra Gugoasa, Raluca Ioana Stefan-van Staden
Testosterone is the principal endogenous androgenic-anabolic steroid in humans. The levels of testosterone in the human body are correlated with many hormonal disorders (hypogonadism, impotence, etc) mostly in men, and with many types of diseases such as: prostate cancer, metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular diseases and so on. Testosterone is extensively used among sportsmen willing to increase strength, aggressiveness, and recovery; making it the most commonly reported substance in steroid abuse. Fast, easy and cheap methods for the evaluation of testosterone are extremely needed in clinics and hospitals...
July 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732133/ionization-and-collision-induced-dissociation-of-steroid-bis-glucuronides
#8
Argitxu Esquivel, Xavier Matabosch, Aristotelis Kotronoulas, Georgina Balcells, Jesús Joglar, Rosa Ventura
Studies on steroid metabolism are of utmost importance to improve the detection capabilities of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) misuse in sports drug testing. In humans, glucuronoconjugates are the most abundant phase II metabolites of AAS. Bis-glucuronidation is a reaction where two separated functional groups on the same molecule are conjugated with glucuronic acid. These metabolites have not been studied in depth for steroids and could be interesting markers for doping control. The aim of the present work was to study the ionization and collision induced dissociation of steroid bis-glucuronides to be able to develop mass spectrometric analytical strategies for their detection in urine samples after AAS administration...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719635/differential-protein-expression-profile-in-the-hypothalamic-gt1-7-cell-line-after-exposure-to-anabolic-androgenic-steroids
#9
Freddyson J Martínez-Rivera, Juliana Pérez-Laspiur, María E Santiago-Gascot, Abner G Alemán-Reyes, Emanuel García-Santiago, Yolanda Rodríguez-Pérez, Cristhian Calo-Guadalupe, Inelia Otero-Pagán, Roxsana N Ayala-Pagán, Magdiel Martínez, Yisel M Cantres-Rosario, Loyda M Meléndez, Jennifer L Barreto-Estrada
The abuse of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) has been considered a major public health problem during decades. Supraphysiological doses of AAS may lead to a variety of neuroendocrine problems. Precisely, the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis is one of the body systems that is mainly influenced by steroidal hormones. Fluctuations of the hormonal milieu result in alterations of reproductive function, which are made through changes in hypothalamic neurons expressing gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711608/do-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-have-performance-enhancing-effects-in-female-athletes
#10
REVIEW
Grace Huang, Shehzad Basaria
Doping with anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is common among both male and female athletes and is a growing public health problem. Review of historical data of systematic state-sponsored doping programs implemented by the German Democratic Republic in elite female athletes and from clinical trials of testosterone administration in non-athlete women suggests that AAS have ergogenic effects in women. The use of AAS in female athletes has been associated with adverse effects that include acne, hirsutism, deepening of the voice and menstrual disturbances; life-threatening adverse effects such as cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death have also been reported...
July 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676778/children-s-first-experience-of-taking-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-can-occur-before-their-10th-birthday-a-systematic-review-identifying-9-factors-that-predicted-doping-among-young-people
#11
Adam R Nicholls, Ed Cope, Richard Bailey, Katrin Koenen, Detlef Dumon, Nikolaos C Theodorou, Benoit Chanal, Delphine Saint Laurent, David Müller, Mar P Andrés, Annemarie H Kristensen, Mark A Thompson, Wolfgang Baumann, Jean-Francois Laurent
Taking performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) can cause serious and irreversible health consequences, which can ultimately lead to premature death. Some young people may take PEDs without fully understanding the ramifications of their actions or based on the advice from others. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify the main factors that predicted doping among young people. The literature was systematically reviewed using search engines, manually searching specialist journals, and pearl growing. Fifty-two studies, which included 187,288 young people aged between 10 and 21 years of age, 883 parents of adolescent athletes, and 11 adult coaches, who were interviewed regarding young athletes, were included in this review...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646101/serum-androgen-profile-and-physical-performance-in-women-olympic-athletes
#12
Emma Eklund, Bo Berglund, Fernand Labrie, Kjell Carlström, Lena Ekström, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
BACKGROUND: The role of endogenous androgens for body composition and physical performance in women athletes is still not elucidated. AIM: To examine the serum androgen profile in relation to body composition and physical performance in women Olympic athletes and to compare endocrine variables and body composition to controls. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study, conducted between 2011 and 2015 at the Women's Health Research Unit, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm...
June 23, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613840/rapid-analysis-of-anabolic-steroid-metabolites-in-urine-by-combining-field-asymmetric-waveform-ion-mobility-spectrometry-with-liquid-chromatography-and-mass-spectrometry
#13
Kayleigh L Arthur, Matthew A Turner, Alan D Brailsford, Andrew T Kicman, David A Cowan, James C Reynolds, Colin S Creaser
The combination of field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-FAIMS-MS) has been developed for the analysis of glucuronide and sulfate metabolites of seven anabolic-androgenic steroids in urine. Separation by FAIMS-MS was investigated in positive ion mode for selected cationic adducts (H(+), NH4(+), Na(+), K(+), and Cs(+)). LC-FAIMS-MS analysis of the doubly sodiated adducts ([M + 2Na - H](+)) of isobaric and coeluting steroid metabolites allowed their rapid (8 min) qualitative and quantitative determination in spiked urine using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography prior to FAIMS-MS separation, with discrimination >95% achieved between the steroids investigated...
June 30, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609827/nonandrogenic-anabolic-hormones-predict-risk-of-frailty-european-male-ageing-study-prospective-data
#14
Agnieszka Swiecicka, Mark Lunt, Tomás Ahern, Terence W O'Neill, György Bartfai, Felipe F Casanueva, Gianni Forti, Aleksander Giwercman, Thang S Han, Michael E J Lean, Neil Pendleton, Margus Punab, Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer, Dirk Vanderschueren, Ilpo T Huhtaniemi, Frederick C W Wu, Martin K Rutter
Context: Low levels of nonandrogenic anabolic hormones have been linked with frailty, but evidence is conflicting and prospective data are largely lacking. Objective: To determine associations between nonandrogenic anabolic hormones and prospective changes in frailty status. Design/Setting: A 4.3-year prospective observational study of community-dwelling men participating in the European Male Ageing Study. Participants: Men (n = 3369) aged 40 to 79 years from eight European centers...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609826/non-androgenic-anabolic-hormones-predict-risk-of-frailty-european-male-ageing-study-prospective-data
#15
Agniescka Swiecicka, Mark Lunt, Tomás Ahern, Terence W O'Neill, György Bartfai, Felipe F Casanueva, Gianni Forti, Aleksander Giwercman, Thang S Han, Michael E J Lean, Neil Pendleton, Margus Punab, Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer, Dirk Vanderschueren, Ilpo T Huhtaniemi, Frederick C W Wu, Martin K Rutter
Context: HASH(0x3f03b78) Objective: HASH(0x3b19c98) Design/setting: HASH(0x3f2ae60) Participants: HASH(0x3b0eac0) Intervention: HASH(0x3b0edd8) Main outcome measures: HASH(0x3b11f88) Analysis: HASH(0x3b12738) Results: HASH(0x3a74bc8)
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606866/adverse-health-effects-of-androgen-use
#16
REVIEW
Anna Goldman, Shehzad Basaria
Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are performance enhancing drugs commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders to improve appearance and athletic capability. Unfortunately, these testosterone derivatives can be associated with serious and potentially irreversible side effects, and can impact multiple organ systems. It is important that physicians be familiar with these adverse consequences so that they can appropriately counsel patients whom they suspect of AAS-abuse. In this chapter, we will review the negative effects of these compounds on various organ systems in men using AAS...
June 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606408/-common-therapeutic-approaches-of-sarcopenia-in-the-elderly-and-uremic-myopathy
#17
Philippe Chauveau, Karine Moreau, Catherine Lasseur, Christian Combe, Michel Aparicio
The gradual loss of weight and function of muscle in patients with chronic kidney disease as in the elderly impacts the quality of life. Early management should help slow the functional limitation. Physical activity is the first therapy to propose that ensures stability of muscle mass and improved function. Resistance training programs have proven effective but are not yet widely available in nephrology units. The nutritional management should not be forgotten because there is a resistance to anabolism and protein intake should be involved in physical activity program...
June 9, 2017: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597613/the-use-of-steroids-by-gym-athletes-an-attempt-to-diagnose-the-problem-scale-and-possible-causes
#18
Katarzyna Gwizdek, Anna Brzęk, Monika Bąk-Sosnowska, Anna Dittfeld, Andrzej Knapik, Damian Ziaja
BACKGROUND: Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are said to be frequently used by both professional and amateur athletes. In addition to having a negative impact on health, steroids defy the concept of fair play. DESIGN: observational study. SETTING: other - Gyms. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the scale of the problem related to using anabolic- androgenic steroids (AAS) by gym athletes and to analyze possible causes...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594925/a-comparative-study-of-the-effect-of-the-dose-and-exposure-duration-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-on-behavior-cholinergic-regulation-and-oxidative-stress-in-rats
#19
Andressa Bueno, Fabiano B Carvalho, Jessié M Gutierres, Cibele Lhamas, Cinthia M Andrade
The aim of this study was to assess if the dose and exposure duration of the anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) boldenone (BOL) and stanazolol (ST) affected memory, anxiety, and social interaction, as well as acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and oxidative stress in the cerebral cortex (CC) and hippocampus (HC). Male Wistar rats (90 animals) were randomly assigned to three treatment protocols: (I) 5 mg/kg BOL or ST, once a week for 4 weeks; (II) 2.5 mg/kg BOL or ST, once a week for 8 weeks; and (III) 1.25 mg/kg BOL or ST, once a week for 12 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582442/the-role-of-neuropeptide-y-in-nandrolone-decanoate-induced-attenuation-of-antidepressant-effect-of-exercise
#20
Jovana Joksimovic, Dragica Selakovic, Milovan Matovic, Ivan Zaletel, Nela Puskas, Gvozden Rosic
Since the increased prevalence of anabolic androgenic steroids abuse in last few decades is usually accompanied by various exercise protocols, the scope of our study was to evaluate the effects of chronic nandrolone decanoate administration in supraphysiological dose and a prolonged swimming protocol (alone and simultaneously with nandrolone decanoate) on depressive state in male rats. Simultaneously, we investigated the possible alterations in neuropeptide Y (NPY) content in blood and the hippocampus, in order to determine the role of NPY in the modulation of depressive-like behavior...
2017: PloS One
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