Use of Anabolic–Androgenic Steroids by Athletes

Linn Goldberg, Eric Bosworth, Diane L. Elliot, Robert Bents, John B. Hallagan, Daniel R. Thompson, Luanne F. Hallagan, Michael B. Snyder

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To the Editor: We read the Sounding Board article by Hallagan et al. (Oct. 12 issue),1 on the use of anabolic—androgenic steroids by athletes, with considerable dismay. The authors' assertion that dissemination of “information on the adverse health consequences” of these drugs will be an “effective means of curbing the abuse” is not justified. Over the past three years we have prospectively evaluated educational materials, lectures, and discussions on the adverse and potential performance-enhancing effects of anabolic steroids among high school varsity football players.2,3 Despite improvement in the knowledge of the untoward consequences of these drugs, there was no alteration…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-776
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 15 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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