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What should I do if I decide to take dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
If you decide to take dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), you first need a complete physical, including measurement of your current DHEA levels. You might already have a naturally high level. You will also need screenings every six months for prostate cancer, as well as regular checks of your DHEA levels to make sure they're in the right range. That's a lot of hassle for a drug that has no proven powers of age reduction.
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