That very lean steak that you had at that restaurant the other night. No fat on it, and it was very tender meat. The fact that it was nearly without strings of fat can be attributed to — guess again — anabolic steroids. People are now worried that anabolic steroids are in the meat that they eat. This is ludicrous. If a cow is raised on steroids, those steroids are not in the meat! If they were, cooking would destroy it, anyway. Further, stomach digestion would destroy the remains. The answer is derisive laughter on the part of researchers. There is nothing abnormal with steroids in cattle, and it will not affect humans. There are no steroid in the meat you eat.
It is interesting to note that oxymetholone does exhibit some tendency to convert to dihydrotestosterone in the body, although this does not occur via the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. Oxymetholone is already a dihydrotestosterone-based steroid, so no such alteration can take place. Aside from the added c-17 alpha alkylation (discussed below), oxymetholone differs from DHT only by the addition of a 2-hydroxymethylene group. This grouping can be removed metabolically, reducing oxymetholone to the potent androgen 17alpha-methyl dihydrotestosterone (mestanolone). 387 There is little doubt that this biotransformation contributes at least on some level to the androgenic nature of this steroid. Note that since 5-alpha reductase is not involved, the relative androgenicity of oxymetholone is not affected by the concurrent use of finasteride or dutasteride.
I’ve worked as a Reading Specialist for the past 15 years and am amazed how much money the schools are spending on the next reading trend. Direct Instruction programs like Reading Mastery and DISTAR (Teach Your child to read in 100 Easy Lessons Methodology) are among the best approaches to help your most struggling readers obtain success. I use it along with the Reading for all Learners Program. This is also known as the “I See Sam” decodable books that were very popular back in the 70’s. These books can actually be aligned with Reading Mastery. Most of my students gain an average of 2. 5 years in their reading level in one year.