Steroid use linked to increased risk of bacterial and viral infections

The use of steroids in the treatment of rheumatic conditions may be causing an increase in both viral and bacterial infections, according to researchers. In a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), researchers from the University of Leeds in the U.K. found a strong association between glucocorticoids – man-made versions of steroids that occur naturally in the body – … Continue reading Steroid use linked to increased risk of bacterial and viral infections

Men who use steroids to bulk up risk sexual and reproductive dysfunction

Men using steroids to boost their physique may be doing more harm than good to their bodies, experts warn, linking the drugs to increased risk for infertility and erectile dysfunction. James Mossman, a researcher from Brown University, first noticed the effects that steroids have on men’s fertility after seeing “huge” men getting tested for their fertility, while … Continue reading Men who use steroids to bulk up risk sexual and reproductive dysfunction