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Low dhea are caused by what?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Uncertain at most: If levels of dhea decline with age, can replacing the hormone reverse aging in humans? Nobody knows for sure. In studies, laboratory animals given dhea supplements live up to 50 percent longer than normal. But we humans metabolize dhea differently than animals, so these results don't necessarily apply to us. http://www.anti-agingmd.com/dhea.html#top.
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Ovary or adrenal : Failure. Made in the ovary and adrenal, levels are different at different ages and sexes.

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