Steroids hurt kidneys

via Science Daily

ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) β€” Athletes who use anabolic steroids may gain muscle mass and strength, but they can also destroy their kidney function…The findings indicate that the habitual use of steroids has serious harmful effects on the kidneys that were not previously recognized…

….The researchers propose that extreme increases in muscle mass require the kidneys to increase their filtration rate, placing harmful levels of stress on these organs. It’s also likely that steroids have direct toxic effects on the kidneys. “Athletes who use anabolic steroids and the doctors caring for them need to be aware of the potentially serious risks to the kidney,” said Dr. Herlitz…

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