Международный журнал физической медицины и реабилитации

Международный журнал физической медицины и реабилитации
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Adverse Events of Anabolic Agents in Doped Athletes: A Systematic Review of the Literature from 2010 to 2021

Julie Brionne, François Coudore*, Abdulkarim Tutakhail, David Balayssac

This systematic review of the literature presents the important biological and clinical effects of Anabolic Agents (AA) used by athletes to dope themselves, identified in the scientific literature with keywords based on the name of both anabolic androgenic steroids identified by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in PubMed and Web of Sciences between 2010 and 2021. The selected publications recall the consequences on the cardiovascular and muscular systems, behavioral disorders but also at the hepatic, hematological and hormonal levels. It is useful to recall that the use of anabolic agents by athletes is prohibited and sanctioned by the WADA to preserve the fairness of competitions, but also because of the harmful effects of their use.