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January 1999 Issue

Popular DHEA Supplement Popular DHEA Supplement May Raise Heart Disease Risk

The popular over-the-counter hormone supplement known as DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), may lower heart-healthy HDL's (high-density lipoproteins, the "good" cholesterol), according to a study from Houston's Baylor College of Medicine. In the study, 13 healthy postmenopausal women received either 25 milligrams of DHEA or a placebo daily. After six months, women who took the DHEA experienced a 13% drop in heart-healthy HDL's, and an 8% drop in apolipoprotein A1, another heart-protective factor, compared to

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