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Body Beautiful

Many Australian men are risking their lives for the perfect body. More young men are bowing to societal pressure to be physically bigger and stronger, but psychologists warn that taken to the extreme, this can lead to a new mental illness known as “body dysmorphia”.

In their quest for the perfect physique, these men are doing whatever it takes to attain the ultimate “ripped body”.

From going through months of intensive dieting to spending hours in the gym daily, some are also turning to dangerous “quick fixes” in the form of steroids and performance enhancing drugs.

While the drugs are heavily restricted in Australia by laws that are among the strictest in the world, those willing to put their lives on the line have turned to countries like Thailand where regulations are less strict.

Rather than risk prosecution in Australia, they travel to Asia and ”stack” a dangerous cocktail of steroids that include powerful veterinary drugs and fertility medicine. Health experts say the products can cause life-threatening heart and liver damage, as well as baldness and infertility.

Duration: 25:06
Language: EN
Resolution max: 720p
Video Source: YouTube
Provided by: Al Jazeera English
Published on: 2012-12-10
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