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Experimental Biology 2004 In Brief

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DHEA: Treatment participants in a study evaluating the effect of DHEA on the immune system experienced a "significant decrease in T8 suppressor cells compared to an increase in the placebo group," John Zenk, MD, Minnesota Applied Research Center, et al. reported at the scientific sessions of the American Society of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics at Experimental Biology 2004 in Washington, D.C. April 18. Forty-eight patients with an average age of 68.7 were randomized to take either 7-oxo DHEA 100 mg or placebo orally twice daily for four weeks; immune panels and blood count were assessed at baseline and conclusion. Investigators stay results "reveal that 7-oxo DHEA was able to partially augment T cell immune response in elderly adults as compared to placebo"...
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