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U.K. Anti-Doping Chief Warns Over Steroid Use in Young Men, Boys

The use of anabolic steroids by boys and young men may become widespread unless society targets the drug abuse, the new head of U.K. Anti-Doping said.

Nicole Sapstead, who became chief executive officer of UKAD in February, said the recent case of a 14-year-old boy in Britain illustrates the danger. The boy used his parents’ credit card to buy 50 tablets for 30 pounds ($44) online, saying he wanted to be bigger and stronger. He also sold some to classmates for 3 pounds each. He was caught after school officials searched him on suspicion of selling candy. He had 12 tablets left.