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STUDY: More teens using muscle supplements and enhancers

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Posted at 6:39 PM, Nov 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-19 18:39:44-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - High school sports can get competitive on and off the field, especially when a future in college is on the line.

It seems that some teens are looking for anything to get an advantage.

A new study find one out of every three teen boys have used protein powders to build muscle. Six percent of boys say they've used steroids.

For girls, 21% say they've used protein shakes or supplements and 5% have used steroids.

The researchers who conducted the study say the number of teens admitting to using supplements is higher than in previous years.