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DHEA supplements

I have been recommended by a family friend that is an MD that I should start taking a DHEA supplement.
Since I'm over 60, they thought I might benefit from it.
It there any general consensus that the benefits outweigh risks in taking something like this?
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Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is hormone that is naturally produced in our bodies and decreases after the age of 30. It serves as a pre-curser for the sex hormones, androgen and estrogen. There is evidence in support of the use of DHEA for help with adrenal insufficiency, depression, and lupus; however; there are no studies of long term effects. DHEA may increase the risk of prostate, breast, or any hormone sensitive cancers and it is recommended only to be taken under the supervision of a MD.
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For mood and overall health, I take Omega 3 supplement, no risk of side effects, so maybe try that first?

I feel much so much better on it. Even one day without it and I can tell the difference in how I feel and cope!
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