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Anabolic Steroids Effective for COPD Muscle Wasting

KEY POINT

Particularly in those on oral glucocorticoid therapy, anabolic steroids may be useful for increasing muscle function and exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).

SOURCES

Creutzberg EC et al. A role for anabolic steroids in the rehabilitation of patients with COPD? A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. Chest. 2003;124:1733–42.