Under category S1 of the World Anti-Doping Code Prohibited List, Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is an anabolic agent prohibited both in-and out-of-competition.

Anabolic agents pose many threats to an athlete’s health and some side effects may include an increase in blood pressure and cholesterol levels which can lead to heart disease. Liver disease and infertility can also result from the use of these agents.