This study indicates that the benefits of steroid use can continue even after the doping has stopped. If athletes are banned for steroid use there is a strong argument that the ban should be permanent because they have a continuing benefit.....
A team of researchers has examined the impact of anabolic steroid use on power lifters years after the athletes had ceased to take the drugs. The researchers found that while physical traces of the drug no longer remained, changes in the shoulder and quadriceps still gave lifters an advantage years later.
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Anabolic steroids provide a competitive edge in power lifting years after doping has ended