DHEA for postmenopausal women: a review of the evidence.

  title={DHEA for postmenopausal women: a review of the evidence.},
  author={Mary Panjari and Susan Ruth Davis},
  volume={66 2},
BACKGROUND Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulphate DHEAS are the most abundant sex steroids in women and provide a large reservoir of precursors for the intracellular production of androgens and estrogens in non-reproductive tissues. Levels of DHEA and DHEAS decline with age. It has been proposed that restoring the circulating levels of these steroids to those found in young women may have anti-aging effects and improve sexual function and wellbeing in postmenopausal women. AIM To… CONTINUE READING

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