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Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise:
Clinical Studies: Clinical Investigations

Lipoprotein (a) and cholesterol in body builders using anabolic androgenic steroids

COHEN, LARRY I.; HARTFORD, CRAIG G.; ROGERS, GEOFF G.

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Abstract

We examined the influence of self-administered anabolic androgenic steroids(AAS) on the lipogram of male body builders. Serum lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)), total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels were measured in 10 experimental and 8 control male competitive body builders. The proportion of subiects with serum Lp(a) levels above 30 mg·dl-1 was significantly lower in the AAS group than the non-AAS group. HDL-C levels were significantly lower and LDL-C levels significantly higher in the AAS group than the non-AAS group. These data suggest that AAS in male body builders have a beneficial effect on serum Lp(a) levels but reduce the HDL-C:LDL-C ratio.

©1996The American College of Sports Medicine

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