Consuming PEDs can lead to death, says HSA

A total of 25 cases involving performance-enhancing drugs that contain steroids were investigated by the HSA in 2016 and 2017.
A total of 25 cases involving performance-enhancing drugs that contain steroids were investigated by the HSA in 2016 and 2017. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

If you think taking performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) like steroids to give you a boost in the gym is worth it, you better think twice.

In response to queries, a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) spokesman warned that taking PEDs could turn fatal and told The Sunday Times that it had received three "adverse event reports" in the last five years involving anabolic steroids.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'Consuming PEDs can lead to death, says HSA'. Print Edition | Subscribe