Re: DHEA can convert to.......
Posted by PA on March 26, 1997 at 16:45:18:
In Reply to: DHEA can convert to....... posted by Youdon'talwaysgetwhatyouwant! on March 25, 1997 at 17:47:25:
: n the very day that I first saw your post, I had submitted for
: publication in my state society's newsletter a review article on DHEA.
: Obviously I can't provide it until it is published but I can do so once
: it is available to the membership. With regards to it's use in AIDS
: wasting syndrome, I found no evidence of its being used in that
: particular area. However, in a series of AIDS patients who were taking
: antiretrovirals, DHEA at 75 mg/day yielded improvements in CD4 counts of
: > 25% in only 56% of patients. It still has much potential, it just
: needs to be studied in the proper way! While DHEA is a precursor to the
: precursor of testosterone, it also goes on to form the estrogens, thus I
: would not call it anabolic in the pure sense of the word.
I can't take it anymore. Everyone saying how DHEA converts to estrogens and how
this is such a bad thing. The people that say this have never bothered to learn a
goddam thing about steroid metabolism. If they did they would see that for DHEA to
convert to estrogenic hormones it has to first convert to androstenedione or testosterone.
So there should be no imbalance between androgenic and estrogenic hormones from taking