Originally Posted by Ivan Kipling
Lyle Alzado and Ken Caminiti are certainly haunting figures, from the sports world. Why do you suppose that steroids are blamed for their deaths? A man in my home town, owned a sports shop. He too, was using steroids, and died of malignant brain tumors. Age: 41. Again, the word about town, was that steroids, were to blame. Why have steroids gained this reputation?
-Because steroids don't cause brain tumors. There is no evidence whatsoever. The media will take anyone who dies who has taken steroids and then say it was steroids. Even Alzado's own doctors say there is no evidence to say steroids cause brain tumors. None. People get brain tumors without taking steroids, it's incorrect to correlate something like this from media 'gained the reputation.' That's not science, that's folk lore, and not to be taken serious by anyone with a critical reasoning bone in their body. Again, tv and magazines are not science, they are to sell ratings/entertainment, not level headed accurate proven science. One of my best friends died at 27 from a brain tumor, and he didn't take steroids ever. He did eat alot of Burger King though. So it must have been the Burger King---see my point.
Here is a perfect example of myth of fact:
Ken Cam died of:
On November 1, the New York City Medical Examiners Office announced that Caminiti died from "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of cocaine and opiates", but coronary artery disease and cardiac hypertrophy (an enlarged heart) were also contributing factors. I have a strong reason that doing cocaine and opiates is the main factor.
He admitted to the abuse (??- what did he use, how long, was he supervised, what were his cycles, was he an idiot???, ) of steroids. In the last years of his life, as he battled against the brain cancer that eventually caused his death at the age of 43, Alzado asserted that his steroid abuse directly led to his final illness. This assertion has been disputed by many medical experts as there is no medical evidence steroids had anything to do with his condition and his own doctors denied the claim that they did.
--- Also you can't lump them all together and say bad. It's much more detailed and intritcate than a global conclusion such as this.http://youtube.com/watch?v=BmYxHTu4Vi4