Androstenedione

Crackdown on 'Andro' Products

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Reports on the efforts made by U.S. administrative agencies to trace companies that distribute products containing androstenedione (andro). Reason for the importance of tracing companies that di...

Men take note

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You may be getting more than you bargained for if you take "dietary" supplements that claim to build muscle mass. The Archives of Internal Medicine recently reported on "The Andro Project," a study that investigated the hormonal effects on men taking "andro" supplements containing androstenediol and androstenedione, which are building blocks for the male hormone testosterone.

CONSUMER REPORTS WARNS ABOUT SPORTS SUPPLEMENT DANGERS

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“Little is known about the long-term safety of [sports supplements] in adults, and even less about their effect on youngsters,” warns Consumer Reports in its June 2001 issue.

Androstenedione, the supplement Mark McGwire took on the way to hitting 70 home runs in 1998 flunked the two most rigorous studies of its efficacy in building muscle and strength. Both studies showed it produced increased levels of the female hormone estrogen and unwelcome changes in blood cholesterol.

Flaxseed Consumption Influences Endogenous Hormone Concentrations in Postmenopausal Women

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Lignans, similar in structure to endogenous sex steroid hormones, may act in vivo to alter hormone metabolism and subsequent cancer risk. The objective of this study was to examine effects of die...

Development of A Theory-based Instrument Regarding Adolescent Athletes and Dietary Supplements

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Abstract: Development of a Theory-based Instrument Regarding Adolescent Athletes and Dietary Supplements: Dietary supplement use is a well-documented practice among adult and adolescent athletes....

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