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Elderly diet supplement carries unknown risks

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 it's effect on people under 65 is unknown.

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Date: 12 November 2004

Source: Senior Journal


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