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What exactly are benefits of dhea?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Www.mayoclinic: Dhea has been advocated to improve libido(modest studies) general health, grow hair. As per mayo clinic...There is sufficient evidence supporting the use of dhea in the treatment of adrenal insufficiency, depression, induction of labor, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Theoretically dhea may increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian, and other hormone-sensitive cancers http://www.Mayoclinic.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho commented
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Really? Mayo Clinic is saying that based on what? Here is another point of view: http://joe.endocrinology-journals.org/content/163/1/1.full.pdf
May 15, 2014
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Increases hormones: DHEA is a precursor for androstenedione which is turn is the precursor for andorgens in men and estrogens in women. Taking it insures that your body as an ample supply of the precursor for your sex's sex hormones.

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