Patients may ask you about "7-keto DHEA." It's being promotedas a "safer" version of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone).
Lots of people take DHEA to increase energy and well-being andslow aging. But there's not much proof to back up these claims...andnot much is known about its long-term effects.
One concern is that DHEA might INCREASE the risk of prostatecancer and breast cancer...because it's metabolized to testosteroneand estrogen.