We’ve all seen the videos in health class about how doing drugs can have negatives consequences later in life. Yet despite mounds of scientific evidence, people continue to use steroids and other drugs knowing that the cost could be their lives.
The U.K. Daily Mail reported that Dean Wharmby, 39, used steroids for years to achieve a bodybuilder-type body. Unfortunately for him, the same steroids that helped make him strong also ended up killing him through liver cancer.
In addition to steroids, Wharmby also bulked up by eating 10,000 calories a day in the form of burgers, pizza, and other food. He would wash all this down with up to eight energy drinks per day.
The “before” and “after” images of Wharmby’s body are nothing less than shocking:
“I find on the balance of probabilities that in such a fit, health-conscious young man the most probable cause of his liver tumors was the misuse of anabolic steroids,” said coroner Lisa Hashmi.
“Dean’s death and the precious loss of such a young life in such circumstances ought to send out a very clear message to all those involved in the body building and fitness industries. (The) use of anabolic steroids, which is apparently rife throughout, is not without inherent risk,” she added.
When it became clear that the steroids were doing damage to his body, Wharmby began turning to ‘natural’ remedies, none of which worked.
“I would urge all those using and abusing such drugs to reconsider their position and ask whether it is really worth it given the life-threatening risks,” Hashmi said.
While steroids might sound like a quick and easy way to look good, there’s a lot more to their use than that. Nothing in life is ever free, and anything that promises some sort of chemical shortcut is almost guaranteed to cause you harm over the long term.
H/T Mad World News
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