The professor of Wisconsin’s University Norm Fost destroys certain common misconceptions connected with anabolic steroids. However certain experts proclaim about severe and even life-threatening unwanted reactions of anabolic steroids, the doctor Fost denies these affirmations, claiming that they don’t have any scientific basis.
But affirmations of this specialist are not so often quoted by media as statements about serious side effects of steroids. So, the message of Norm Fost that steroids aren’t so dangerous, as it is believed, is noted once for every 500-time statement that steroids represent a real evil.
Furthermore, editors usually create a wrong perception among readers, writing the quotes of this doctor incorrectly. For example, a headline of a radio talk sounds following: “UW-Madison doctor: steroids aren’t harmful at all”. The headline is not correct. It is misleading. Norm Fost has never confirmed that steroids were not harmful at all. It is obvious that these substances can lead to various side reactions. Norm doesn’t deny probability of occurring adverse symptoms. Actually, this physician says some other things. This physician notes that possible risks of steroids are significantly exaggerated. Norm Fost denies the statement that steroids cause the rare type of brain cancer. According to certain sources, this led to the death of Lyle Alzado, a player of the NFL. Dr. Fost notes that there is no any connection between the death of this player and steroids.
Alzado blamed his prolonged steroid abuse for the primary brain lymphoma which finally led to his death. Assertion of this person was the only evidence which supported the link between his usage of steroids and the brain cancer.
But a question appears here. Why did Alzado make public his steroid use, blaming anabolic steroids for his diseases? Couldn’t you find this fact strange?
In fact, it was said that AIDS had affected his immune system and promoted destructing his body by the primary brain lymphoma.
A pathologist noted that Lyle Alzado had had T-cell lymphoma which was related to AIDS. According to Dr. Thomas DeLoughery, Alzado feared that the public would know that he died from AIDS because of the cancer.
Pathologists at OHSU claimed that this football player had had B-cell lymphoma which was not connected with HIV or AIDS.
The physician DeLoughery explained the situation. He said that T-cells of this person were inflamed but the malignant cells were B-cells.
While experts disputed about AIDS and the type of cancer that Alzado had, no one of them claimed about links between his brain lymphoma and intake of steroids.