There has been an increase in soldiers testing positive for steroid use while serving in the army, according to new figures obtained exclusively by Newsbeat.

A Freedom of Information request has shown that in 2013 the number of failed tests increased by five times from around 20 to 100, since steroid testing started in 2008.

The Ministry of Defence suggests that as operations are winding down in Afghanistan, troops may be turning to the drug in their spare time.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.