Charles Hakala

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DHEA is marketed and readily available as a daily nutritional supplement to counteract the effects of aging. The effect of DHEA administration on 24-hour plasma cortisol profiles has not been investigated. In this single-blind placebo-controlled crossover study, the effect of DHEA administration on cortisol concentrations was evaluated in healthy older(More)
The pharmacokinetics of exogenously administered DHEA have not been well characterized despite its increasing use in therapeutic and research investigations. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of DHEA and its sulfated metabolite (DHEA-S) after single- and multiple-dose oral administration of DHEA 200 mg. Healthy older adult(More)
OBJECTIVE Some postmenopausal women use over-the-counter dehydroepiandrosterone because of its purported beneficial effects. Although without major inherent androgenic activity, it is metabolized to potent androgens and estrogens. We investigated the pharmacokinetics of dehydroepiandrosterone and its relevant metabolites after prolonged treatment of(More)
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