I’ve heard this before lol, can’t attest to it though as I’ve never used it and likely never will, even if I compete.
Well the issue is overweight people are more likely to come into issues with gear, people with excess fat and adipose tissue usually tend to have more issues with aromatase then non overweight individuals, adipose tissue contains aromatase enzyme (I think), therefore it’s a logical conclusion to make that overweight people are more likely to need ancillaries such as an AI to control estrogen, this comes with its own risks with regard to skewed cholesterol levels, which for an overweight person will put them at more risk than a lean individual as LDL oxidation will be greater, esp if the individual has impaired insulin sensitivity.
Secondly, the use of orals such as oxandrolone or stanozolol tend to have very drastic, negative effects on cholesterol ratios, while this isn’t as much of an issue if the individual takes proper care of their diet, aerobic exercise, antioxidant supplements, for an overweight individual, a very low HDL can spell for disaster with regards to CVD risk in overweight individuals. I actually have impaired insulin sensitivity, it isn’t due to diabetes or anything though, it appears my body cannot tolerate high GI carbohydrates, I get a sharp spike of insulin and a delayed hypoglycemic response, always been fructose intolerant, was confirmed via glucose tolerance test, my glucose tolerance is (barely) in the normal range, literally 0.1 points within normal, however apparently that’s fine and I’m not too worried about it.
My cholesterol is probs fucked right now, I’m on var (25mgs/day) however I find it gives me fantastic results, the stuff is awesome, I take lots of antioxidant supps, get tons of aerobic exercise, and I’m fairly lean (probs leaning on 13 percent BF). although actually my cholesterol might not be that bad… Taking Red yeast rice, stuff has lovastatin in it.
Anyhow taking orals like winny while overweight with impaired insulin sensitivity is asking for potential serious cardiovascular damage with regards to progression of CHD. If overweight people would stick to test it’d be (while still not as safe as a trained individual doing it) a whole lot safer than using orals. Personally I’d like to see an individual try lose some weight before cycling, it shows the individual is at least commited to their diet and working out. Using gear may counteract many of the positive effects regular exercise gives us, if an overweight individual can’t lose the weight no matter what, why not hop on TRT, cut some weight and then cycle? Supraphysiologic doses of AAS are generally best kept to individuals who are in good shape to start off with