Monday, April 25, 2005

Breaking News From AP

How does one spot anabolic steroid use in adolescent girls?

Well, here is what the experts look for.

--Sudden weight gain of 20 or 30 pounds of muscle, rather than fat.

--Increase in facial and body hair, and loss of hair on the head.

--Deepening of the voice, a decrease in menstrual cycles and stunted growth, including smaller breasts.

--Sudden development of severe acne on the face and back.

--Blood clots.

--Aggressive behavior or angry outbursts, known as "roid rage."

--Paranoia, hallucinations and psychotic behavior.

Why is this breaking news? And why aren't more girls doing steroids? Perhaps if AP would just get the word out about all these wonderful benefits.