“The main voices in favor of DHEA as a miracle drug are those who are selling it or who make a good living selling books or programs advocating ‘natural cures’.” That’s the conclusion from the Skeptics Dictionary. But look for yourself, and you will agree.

Here is another reason to be skeptical of DHEA [dehydroepiandrosterone].

ConsumerLabs.com analyzed the contents of 11 products. One had 215% of the labeled amounts of DHEA.

DHEA supplements are promoted to treat many chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, disorders of the immune system, depression, and osteoporosis.

9/15/06 22:38 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.