AMA adopts new policy against anti-aging hormones

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - The American Medical Association says there's no
scientific proof to back up the claims of anti-aging hormones.

At their annual meeting in Chicago on Monday, AMA delegates
adopted a new policy on products such as HGH, DHEA and testosterone
used as aging remedies.

With HGH, the AMA says evidence suggests long-term use can
present more risks than benefits. The risks include tissue swelling
and diabetes.

And the AMA says there's no credible evidence that other
hormones, so-called bio-identicals, are safer than traditional
estrogen and progesterone products.

The traditional hormones are only recommended for menopause
symptoms at the lowest possible dose because of long-term health
risks.

The AMA says anti-aging hormone promoters need to rigorous
studies to prove, or disprove, their claims.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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