from Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
Use of anabolic steroids among high school athletes has declined from a peak several decades ago—in part because of the long-term health risks. However, new research suggests steroids are still used by some athletes. The study, in the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, found high school athletes using steroids are more likely to suffer concussions than non-users. Authors suggest steroid use is likely to result in greater muscle strength, amplifying momentum. That may lead to increased aggressive play and greater risk of concussions They say steroid use and concussions each have numerous health consequences, and when occurring together in a young athlete the effects may be compounded.