A VERY SAD FACT, BUT TRUE ............
children as young as 11 have turned to steroids to enlarge their physiques in a desperate attempt to scare off their tormentors.
(articles published in The Observer, The Guardian, UK Sport, cbbc Newsround)
Staff at UK Sport have been taking calls from worried parents all over the UK. The most common reasons for children so young to turn to anabolic steroids is to:-
stop them from being bullied
to achieve a better body or
to get onto the school team
They associate steroids with body builders and sports people and get an image of strength and success. (Olympics)
EDUCATION AND RAISING AWARENESS IS THE WAY FORWARD.