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DHEA / Dehydroepiandrosterone - Uses - Health Benefits - Side Effects

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a dietary supplement. DHEA is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Information on the uses, health benefits, and side effects of dehydroepiandrosterone. For some, DHEA has been favorable for improving fatigue and other symptoms of lupus. These same benefits with DHEA have not been achieved for rheumatoid arthritis.
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What Is DHEA?
Supplementation with steroid hormone DHEA is said to help lupus. Do we know how it works?

Arthritis Advisory Committee Split On Aslera (Later Named Prestara)
04/22/2001, FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee not in favor of new lupus drug, Prestara.

DHEA: Is It Right For You?
Fantastic claims have been touted for DHEA--you may have heard that it can increase energy levels, help you lose weight, slow down aging, boost the immune system, reduce cancer/heart disease risk, improve memory, and a host of other symptoms. However scientists still do not understand exactly how DHEA works, what its purpose is in the body, and whether DHEA is safe and effective.

DHEA: Ignore The Hype By P.J. Skerret
The FDA isn't sure what to do with DHEA supplements. Ten years ago the agency told companies to stop selling DHEA, which was marketed at the time for weight loss, and classified it as an unapproved new drug, obtainable only by prescription. Then in 1994, DHEA was reclassified as a dietary supplement, allowing sales over the counter, from Quackwatch.

Profile: DHEA / Dehydroepiandrosterone
DHEA and DHEAS are being developed by companies as possible pharmaceuticals. DHEA is being developed as a treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus. DHEA is known as dehydroepiandrosterone and prasterone. DHEAS is known as dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, dehydroepiandrosterone-3-sulfate and prasterone sulfate, from PDRHealth.

Profile: DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
Supplement profile and essential information on DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), from UMM.

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