Androgenic-Anabolic Steroid Effects on Serum and Skin Surface Lipids, on Red Cells, and on Liver Enzymes
14 March 2008 (online)
The effects of large doses of testosterone and anabolic steroids on the serum lipids and skin surface lipids were studied during a 12-week strength training period.
Decreased serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLC) (P < 0.001) and elevated serum triglyceride (P < 0.05) levels were found at the same time with an elevated skin surface lipid cholesterol level. The erythropoiesis and function of the liver were only slightly stimulated. These abnormalites were assumed to be a direct effect of the testosterone and anabolic steroids.
androgenic hormones - serum lipids - skin surface lipids - doping - aminotransferases - blood hemoglobin