The British government is mulling the possibility of banning the purchase of anabolic steroids from the internet after a number of health experts warned over the rising use of the drugs. More than a quarter of million in the UK have used the drug with the majority of them trying the drug in order to quickly increase their muscle mass. The latest report released by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has also said that a rising number of schoolchildren too are using the product with the report stating that more than 6,000 children are regular users of such drugs. The chairman of ACMD, Professor Les Iversen said that while steroids seem an easy way of attaining that perfect body, it is harmful in a number of areas including growth and sexual development. "While the health-related harms associated with these substances are not as severe as with some other drugs, misuse carries significant risks, particularly for young people whose bodies are still developing. More needs to be done to tackle the supply of anabolic steroids and to educate people of the potential dangers", he added. Source: Medindia << Delhi Hit by Chikungunya Bowel Cancer Drug on the Anvil? >> Recommended Reading Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids can produce power- packed, adrenaline - pumping performances but they also reflect a saga of condemnation and shame. READ MORE Are Steroids Bad For You? Steroids are miracle drugs but have to be used with caution. Some steroids are illegal to use, without prescription. Most steroids have severe side effects hence, these must be taken under strict medical supervision. READ MORE Cannabis Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy plant with thick sticky flowers called Cannabis Sativa READ MORE Drug Abuse The use of Drugs for reasons other than its prescribed recommendation, is known as Drug abuse or substance abuse. Drug abuse or substance abuse is initiated by various biological and social factors. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Find a Doctor Diaphragmatic Hernia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants More News on: CannabisDrug AbuseAnabolic SteroidsAre Steroids Bad For You?