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Anabolic Steroids

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information her Department has published on the (a) known and (b) suspected side-effects of anabolic steroids;: and if she will make a statement.

The Centre for Research into Drugs and Health Behaviour recently published the results of a Government-funded study of anabolic steroid use in Great Britain. A copy of the report, entitled "Anabolic Steroid Use in Great Britain—an exploratory investigation", will be placed in the Library. The aim of the study was to explore the extent of anabolic steroid use in gyms, but the report also includes data on effects reported by steroid users themselves.