Anadrol Effects On Cholesterol And Liver Values

Anadrol Effects On Cholesterol And Liver Values

Blog Entry #51

By Admin –

Anadrol, chemical name Oxymetholone, is known as the most powerful of all oral anabolic steroids. Often compared to Dianabol, Anadrol is a common oral steroid added to a bulking stack when athletes and bodybuilders are after more mass. First brought to the market in the early 1960’s, its use has grown to be one of the most popular steroids used today. Used medically to treat muscle wasting and weight loss based conditions and disorders, it’s also a potent compound for adding lean muscle mass. Unfortunately, potent anabolic steroids, most of all oral 17-alpha-alkylated steroids that are potent and increasing muscle and enhancing growth processes, bring with them the more serious steroids side effects. Oxymetholone is a DHT derived anabolic steroids, which means side effects, such as acne, prostate enlargement, aggression, liver and kidney stress, hypertension and hair loss can be evident. Today we’re going to discuss Anadrol 50’s effects on cholesterol and liver values.

A 2009 study conducted in Iran at Iranian Azad University and published in the journal Procedia, looked at its effects on cholesterol values [1]. Ten bodybuilders were told to obtain Anadrol on the black market and used the anabolic for six weeks.  Both their high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) were tested before use and after the Anadrol use had discontinued. HDL is known as good cholesterol, whilst LDL is known as bad.  High amounts of LDL are associated with cardiovascular disease and increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.









No change in HDL and LDL was found in the control group of the ten bodybuilders, but in the Anadrol group triglycerides and LDL (bad) rose, whilst HDL (good) was lowered significantly. Total cholesterol levels were unchanged in both groups.

The second study we’re going to look at examines Anadrol’s effects on liver values [2]. 17-alpha-alkylates oral anabolic steroids, such as Dianabol, Winstrol and Anavar have been structurally altered to allow them to be orally active and not destroyed by digestion and liver metabolism.











Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) are liver markers, which show signs of stress. Both these numbers rose around 40% when Anadrol 50 was used compared to the control.

Oral anabolic steroids, mostly 17aa related compounds, are often suggested to be used for no more than 5-6 weeks, and for good reason. We also don’t suggest exceeding this period because of their internal damaging side effects. Anadrol and other oral steroids can also increase blood pressure, which can cause cardiovascular problems, edema and extra kidney stress.


[1]. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 2009 1(1):2843-6.

[2].  Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 2009 1(1):2814-6.