DHEA is still very controversial. A few years ago a few very small powered studies were published on the matter. None were prospective though and it had kind of “fallen by the wayside” Recently new interest has been shown in the matter, especially in the U.S. Large randomized studies are however needed on the matter in order to determine whether it does make a difference or not. It might have no benefit at all for all we know. The side effect profile, if taken with supervision, is very low and therefore some institutions are of the feeling that one has nothing to loose in taking it now or at least until we have more evidence as to its effect.
- Week 32 answers kindly provided by Dr. Stephan Volschenk -