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Jonathan Cluett, M.D.

Steroids for Strength or Healing?

By February 13, 2014

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The word "steroids" means different things to different people.  To some it means a way of cheating, and to others it may be the key to surviving.

So what are steroids?  Are they helpful or harmful?

Steroids are a diverse group of molecular compounds that share some common structural characteristics.  But not all steroids are the same!  Steroids include cholesterol, cortisone, and sex hormones.  Different steroids have very different effects, and very different side-effects.

Learn about steroids, and how different types of steroids have different uses--both legitimate medical uses, and inappropriate misuses.

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