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Growing number of Asian teens using steroids

20th July 2009

Charity and drug workers have warned that the number of young Asian men using steroids to enhance their bodies has increased.

A needle exchange co-ordinator in Bradford said the proportion of Asian men visiting the centre had increased from 5% to around 25-30%. Barry Langleyman, a specialist harm reduction worker at the Bridge charity in Bradford said: "They see it as an easy fix, and they won't have to put as much effort into their training. It does increase their performance in the gyms - they can lift bigger weights, their stamina increases and endurance."

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