The US Food and Drug Administration has warned the Indian health ministry of a possible introduction of drugs containing harmful steroids which are being marketed as new dietary supplements. According to the FDA, the drugs are being marketed as body building supplements, protein or vitamin supplements. An overdose of steroids might lead to a number of problems including male infertility, masculinisation of women and stunted growth in children. The FDA and a number of European countries have already issued a class-I recall on such products though they had been in the market for more than six months before the health agency decided to issue the advisory. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has acted on the warning with the health ministry releasing a statement warning the public over the dangers of using such supplements. "The products were found to contain steroid or steroid-like substances making them unapproved new drug. Most of these products were distributed through internet rather than through a distributor network", the statement read. Source: Medindia << New Polio Vaccine Drive in Mumbai Sees 60% Turnout It is Now Possible to Hire a Friend for 6.50 Pounds an Hour >> Recommended Reading Vitamin Supplements Easy to understand info & tips with diagrams about vitamin supplements like vitamin C, B6, B9 & B12. Latest research news on each vitamin's benefits and drawbacks for better consumer understanding. READ MORE Calcium and Vitamin Supplements Calcium and vitamin supplements are taken to provide the body with the ''required'' nutrients. Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. Vitamins are very important nutrients for the body. READ MORE Anti-aging Secrets to a Younger You Is there anyone in this world who fails to be swayed by the magic of youth? None, for when youth explodes joyously all Nature smiles! READ MORE 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 Vent Forte (Theophylline) Sanatogen Diaphragmatic Hernia More News on: CannabisDrug AbuseAnabolic SteroidsAre Steroids Bad For You?