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Am J Public Health. 2008 Dec;98(12):2185-7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2008.137018. Epub 2008 Oct 15.

Anabolic-androgenic steroid use and involvement in violent behavior in a nationally representative sample of young adult males in the United States.

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College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1127, USA. kbeaver@fsu.edu

Abstract

We examined the effects of anabolic-androgenic steroid use on serious violent behavior. Multivariate models based on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 6823) were used to examine the association between lifetime and past-year self-reported anabolic-androgenic steroid use and involvement in violent acts. Compared with individuals who did not use steroids, young adult males who used anabolic-androgenic steroids reported greater involvement in violent behaviors after we controlled for the effects of key demographic variables, previous violent behavior, and polydrug use.

PMID:
18923108
PMCID:
PMC2636528
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2008.137018
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