Washington: The use of anabolic-androgenic steroids may affect one`s mental health later in life, a new study has warned.This is the main conclusion of a new study on elite male strength athletes that researchers from the University of Gothenburg.Twenty per cent of the subjects in the study admitted steroid use.Together with colleagues from Sahlgrenska University Hospital, they found a connection between abuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) and mental health problems many years later.The study included almost 700 former Swedish wrestlers, weightlifters, powerlifters and throwers who competed at the elite level sometime between 1960 and 1979. Twenty per cent of them admitted using steroids during their active careers. The purpose of the study was to look for links between AAS use and mental problems.
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