Nope. The mainstream media portrayal of cholesterol’s health effects is about as accurate as the claim of most Olympians that they’re natural. The media will have you believe all that cholesterol you consume ends up clogging your arteries, but the reality is, for most people how much cholesterol you consume in your diet does not even influence how much cholesterol is in your blood . Cholesterol is so important for the body that it is highly regulated. If your diet does not contain much cholesterol, your intestines will increase their absorption to compensate. If that’s not enough, your body will produce its own cholesterol.
In addition to the mentioned side effects several others have been reported. In both males and females acne are frequently reported, as well as hypertrophy of sebaceous glands, increased tallow excretion, hair loss, and alopecia. There is some evidence that anabolic steroid abuse may affect the immune system, leading to a decreased effectiveness of the defense system. Steroid use decreases the glucose tolerance, while there is an increase in insulin resistance. These changes mimic Type II diabetes. These changes seem to be reversible after abstention from the drugs.