Medical News Summary: Elderly diet supplement carries unknown risks


About: Elderly diet supplement carries unknown risks
Date: 12 November 2004
Source: Senior Journal
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Senior Journal): A very small study has produced results that indicate that a non-prescription hormone supplement called DHEA is capable of reducing stomach fat and diabetes risk in the elderly. Women showed a 10.2% reduction in stomach fat and men a 7.4% reduction. Other researchers caution that the diet drug may increase the risk of heart disease and liver damage and itís effect on people under 65 is unknown.
Related Disease Topics: Obesity, Overweight, Heart disease, Liver disease, Diabetes

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