12-09-2004, 09:42 PM #1
Anabolic Steroids,Growth Hormone,and Hypertrophy of the Heart
The study suggests that :
just like the Australians proved before, steroids are not as disastrous for the heart morphology as some agencies want you to believe;
the combination with growth hormone does however add considerable cardiovascular risks to steroid cycles; and
the deleterious effects wear off during wash out periods.
Especially athletes in their late thirties and older should take their wash out periods seriously. The age of the subjects in the Finnish study ranged from 25 to 43. In this population age was the strongest predictor of the E/A ratio. The older they were, the lower their ratio ratio. (The Pearson’s correlation coefficient was –0.70. The coefficient of mean steroid dose and E/A ratio was –0.42.)
Karila TAM, Karjalainen JE, Mantysaari MJ, Viitasalo MT, Seppala TA. Anabolic Androgenic Steroids Produce Sose-Dependent Increase in Left Ventricular Mass in Power Athletes, and this Effect is Potentiated by Concomitant Use of Growth Hormone. Int J Sports Med 2003; 24: 337-343.
Sader MA, Griffiths KA, McCredie RJ, Handelsman DJ, Celermajer DS. Androgenic anabolic steroids and arterial structure and function in male bodybuilders. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001 Jan;37(1):224-30.
12-09-2004, 09:49 PM #2
12-09-2004, 10:22 PM #3
Thank you for posting that bro.
12-10-2004, 08:30 AM #4
No Prob...thought it was relevant for some of the older guys on the board
12-10-2004, 08:42 AM #5
I never did like GH...
12-10-2004, 08:50 AM #6VET Retired
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Just to be evil i'll write-up a rebuttle.
12-10-2004, 09:02 AM #7
I'm researching a re-rebuttal Kev
12-10-2004, 03:42 PM #8
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