Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone on Bone Mineral Density

  title={Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone on Bone Mineral Density},
  author={Dennis T Villareal},
  journal={Treatments in Endocrinology},
Because dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels decline dramatically with aging and low DHEA levels correlate with age-related diseases, it has been suggested that old age may represent a condition of DHEA deficiency. Accordingly, there have been some studies of the effects of restoring the DHEA levels of older individuals back to the normal range in the young.Emerging evidence from these studies shows that prasterone (DHEA replacement) may significantly enhance bone mineral density (BMD). In fact… CONTINUE READING