Navigation Links
Anti-aging hormones: Little or no benefit and the risks are high
Date:4/13/2010

In the wake of the American Medical Association's (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health's recently released report "The use of hormones for "anti-aging": a review of efficacy and safety," a leading medical authority has criticized the use of anti-aging hormones. Dr. Thomas T. Perls, an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine has long spoken out against the promotion and distribution of growth hormones for non-medical uses such as anti-aging and sports. In an editorial appearing in the Future Medicine journal Aging Health, Dr. Perls applauds the courage and example displayed by the AMA in its recently published assessment of the risks and benefits of growth hormone, testosterone, estrogen and DHEA for anti-aging. The editorial entitled "Anti-aging medicine: what should we tell our patients?" is freely available at http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/full/10.2217/ahe.10.11

There have always been nostrums and potions peddled for eternal youth. Most recently these have been what some entrepreneurs call "bio-identical" or "all-natural" hormones. What they mean by these terms varies from substances made from vegetables such as soy or yams, which some claim have estrogen-like effects to, more commonly, drugs that are exactly the same as hormones prescribed by endocrinologists for specific diseases. Dr. Perls remarked: "The terms bio-identical or all-natural, particularly in the case of the drugs prescribed by endocrinologists, misleadingly convey a sense of safety to the gullible customer. Arsenic is all-natural to, and it even has some medical uses, but it is anything but safe."

"The AMA's review of the risks and benefits of these hormones in the setting of anti-aging and athletic enhancement is very important given its inclusion of the consensus and position statements of the key professional medical societies as well as the federa
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Nu Skin Unveils Next-Generation Galvanic Spa System for Seamless Integration With ageLOC Anti-Aging Skin Care
2. Anti-Aging Institute of California Offers New Natural Solution for Menopause Symptoms
3. Sytropin HGH Shows Promising Anti-Aging Results
4. Free Anti-Aging Teleseminar Teaches People Key Lifestyle Changes To Maximize Longevity
5. Mumbani™ Fresh Face Pillow, an Anti-Aging and Anti-Wrinkle Sleep Accessory for Side and Stomach Sleepers!
6. Denver Plastic Surgeon Deploys Sophisticated Lasers in Modern Beauty, Anti-aging Treatments
7. "Zerona" Lipo-Laser Penetrates Wellness Industry for Anti-aging, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting and Cardiac Health
8. Lung Cancer: Large Impact, Little Funding
9. Symptoms have little value for early detection of ovarian cancer
10. Too Little Vitamin D May Worsen Asthma
11. Major Imaging Initiative to Shed Light on Little Known Brain Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 Building on the success ... American Sleep and Breathing Academy (ASBA) has officially ... for Healthcare Professionals. The event will be taking place ... 10th and 11th. This years’ event promises to be ... ASBA. , In recent years, Pro Player ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective ... heart failure patients. According to the study authors, ... benefit of the new drug, dubbed LCZ696. ... standard medication, enalapril (Vasotec), either died or were hospitalized ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... An operating theatre or operating room is ... operations. An operating room comprises a myriad of specially-designed ... lights, imaging displays as well as integration systems for ... Research, a U.S.-based market research firm, the operating room ... by 2019. , According to this report, the ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Spain Monday 1 September 2014: Daily fruit consumption ... to 40%, according to research presented at ESC Congress ... findings from the seven year follow-up study of nearly ... that the more fruit people ate, the more their ... including ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke, is the ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... September 01, 2014 Bioinformatics refers ... and analyze biological and genetic data. A major ... of developing software tools to generate and process ... confused with biological computation. While bioinformatics simply makes ... biology can its related concepts, biological computation refers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pro Player Health Alliance Confirms Big Name Speakers at 2015 American Sleep and Breathing Academy Conference 2Health News:Pro Player Health Alliance Confirms Big Name Speakers at 2015 American Sleep and Breathing Academy Conference 3Health News:Pro Player Health Alliance Confirms Big Name Speakers at 2015 American Sleep and Breathing Academy Conference 4Health News:Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says 2Health News:Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says 3Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Operating Room Equipment Market Study 2019 by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent 2Health News:Fruit consumption cuts CVD risk by up to 40 percent 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 4
... Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has come up with a remarkable ... that are helpful //to overcome impotence have added benefits. Sildenafil ... increasing the production of a chemical messenger seem to ... unmasked, will be recognized and ambushed by that ...
... biodegradable and may be poisoning oceans, fear British scientists.// ... the ubiquitous carrier bags - ends up in the ... of Plymouth is leading research into what happens when ... reported the online edition of BBC News. , ...
... Hospital diabetes transplant unit is among the first in Australia ... //The first big target for embryonic stem cell research will ... NSW predicting major progress within four years. ,A ... that overturns the ban on therapeutic cloning, which had paved ...
... described as remarkable findings that show some teenagers fear not ... can be termed significant, as choices in contraception are made ... adolescents, almost half expressed fears of not getting pregnant. ... White says that the assumption that teenagers do not want ...
... In Africa, malaria has rendered half a billion people ... is also grappling //with the largest number of HIV ... latest UN communiqué reported that 2 million people succumbed ... of Washington researchers have made a valid point in ...
... have a healthier diet and lifestyle than those who ... Lindsay Reaves of the University of Minnesota School of ... health behaviour of over 2,500 US high school seniors, ... study, which appeared in the December journal of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Impotency Drugs Help to Unmask Cancer Cells 2Health News:The Deadly Duo – Why Malaria and HIV Coexist in Afric 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 Diseases largely eradicated ... generation ago are returning. Measles was declared eliminated in ... 2014 as of August 15—the highest incidence in 20 ... health department declared whooping cough a problem of ... getting sick and dying from these preventable diseases—in part ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage will present a workshop focused ... Zealand Forensic Science Society,s 22 nd International ... Adelaide, Australia .  Forensic Scientists will be ... hyperspectral imaging can bring to examination procedures. ... of Product Development at ChemImage, will host a ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014  In part four ... a hospital pharmacy as a strategic asset, Mary ... leader for Cardinal Health,s Innovation Delivery Solutions business, discusses ... benefit both hospitals and patients. "Every hospital ... part of their job in a value-based healthcare world," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 2Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks On the Rise Across America 3ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 2Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 3Five Ways Hospital Pharmacies Can Fulfill Their Quality Care Mission 4
Plasma Control Level 1 - 1 ml...
The Mini Vidas is a compact version of the Vidas system with a built-in computer, keyboard and printer. Two independent sections each accept six tests and can process up to 12 samples simultaneously....
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: