As for individual use of a personal nature, outside therapeutic treatment, this is where we will find the vast majority of anabolic steroids. It is here we will also find the biggest problems, not in terms of ill-effects of a physical or mental nature but of those surrounding legality. In places like the . anabolic steroids are controlled substances, and here we will find the strictest of laws. This has created a new class of criminal; most commonly an adult man with a family who is simply living an every day life like everyone else. These are issues that need to be discussed and you will find very few are willing to touch them unlike .
It is well known that all anabolic steroids possess negative impacts on cholesterol levels in the human body. This involves the reduction of HDL (the good cholesterol) and increases of LDL (the bad cholesterol). The result of such changes involves an increased risk of arteriosclerosis, and the degree to which these changes occur for the worse are usually dose-dependent (with higher doses increasing the negative changes and the risks). Other factors that affect these negative cholesterol changes are: duration of use, and route of administration. Deca-Durabolin in particular has demonstrated in studies administering 600mg weekly to test subjects for a 10 week period a 26% drop in HDL cholesterol levels  . The negative changes in cholesterol values as a result of Deca-Durabolin administration are much greater than that of Testosterone when they are compared, where HDL and LDL levels were monitored in a different study where Testosterone Cypionate was administered  .