The effects of anabolic androgenic steroid abuse on gingival tissues


Ozcelik O. , Haytac M. C. , Seydaoglu G.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.77, no.7, pp.1104-1109, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2006.050389
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1104-1109
  • Keywords: dihydrotestosterone, drugs, gingiva, steroid/side effects, testosterone, INTERLEUKIN-6 PRODUCTION, PERIODONTAL-DISEASE, HORMONAL INFLUENCES, IN-VITRO, FIBROBLASTS, TESTOSTERONE, METABOLISM, CULTURE, EXPRESSION, PHENYTOIN

Abstract

Background: Anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) is the familiar name for synthetic derivatives of the male sex hormone, testosterone. A large number of young adults abuse AAS to enhance performance and physical appearance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of AAS abuse on the gingival tissues in a group of bodybuilders and weight lifters.