What effect does taking steroids have on one’s blood lipid profile? (By steroids, I am referring to testosterone and its various forms, like dianabol, etc.) If there are effects are they positive (healthy) or negative (unhealthy)? For example, do they increase/decrease total cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides, LDL, and therefore the cholesterol ratios?
Do the effects occur quickly? What effect does long term use of steroids have on blood lipids? Do they go back to normal, pre-usage, levels when discontinued? If so, how long does this take?
Thank you for your help.