The Oxymetholone hormone can have a strong negative impact on cholesterol, particularly HDL levels. While it does not appear to have a significant impact on LDL levels it will greatly suppress HDL cholesterol. It is imperative that those who suffer from high cholesterol do not supplement with this anabolic steroid. In fact, anabolic steroids in general should be avoided if the individual does not possess a healthy cholesterol reading. For those who are healthy enough for supplementation it will be extremely important that they live a lifestyle that is conducive to maintaining proper levels. The individual’s diet will be the most important factor. Large amounts of saturated fats should be avoided, as well as generally unfriendly cholesterol foods. The supplementation of omega fatty acids is also highly recommended, as is plenty of cardiovascular activity.
Oxymetholone (also known as anapolon or anadrol) is a very drastic synthetic steroid, 17-alpha-alkylated modification of dihydrotestosterone. It was developed for the treatment of osteoporosis and anaemia, as well as to stimulate muscle gain in malnourished and debilitated patients. Oxymetholone has been approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in humans. Later there where created non-steroidal drugs that effectively could treat anaemia and osteoporosis; because of this anapolon lost his popularity and by 1993 Syntex decided to cease the production of the drug, as well as other manufacturers did.