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I was wondering is dhea safe for a 17 year old male?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Do not recommend: Dhea is a hormone normally produced by adrenal glands. Pharmacologic dosing in a adolescent male may lead to unacceptable side effects like small testes, aggressive behavior, and acne. Furthermore, having this substance in your body will make you ineligible to participate in organized sports where drug testing is performed.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can I increase metabolism for a 17 year old male?

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Metabolism: this should start with healthy lifestyle changes. More than looking into "increasing metabolism", your lifestyle should reflect healthy diet and exercise. Aim for servings of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains with meals avoid high fat, high calorie foods, avoid greasy or fast foods exercise at least 5 days per week, aim for 60 minutes of exercise per day. proper sleep too!

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Last updated Mar 24, 2014

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