Androstenedione

Suppression of Breast Cancer Cell Growth with Grape Juice

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Aromatase (CYP19) converts androgens to estrogens. By synthesizing estrogens, aromatase (especially tumor aromatase) is thought to play an important role in promoting breast cancer growth in post...

Steroid chewing gum?

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Androstenedione, the testosterone-boosting supplement made famous by St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire is alleged to have produced an increased libido in East German female athletes "bordering on nymphomania" in the 1980s. Met-Rx Engineered Nutrition of Irvine, CA, will begin selling androstenedione chewing gum in 1999. Among its targets are post-menopausal women who often experience a decreased sex drive.

[McGraw D. "A pink Viagra?" US News & World Report, 10/5/98:54]

Your Teen: The Terminator

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PILLS PROMISE KIDS BULGING MUSCLES--BUT AT A PRICE

It's the biggest secret in high school locker rooms: Up to half of male teenage athletes routinely take creatine, an amino acid supplement. More surprising: Their coaches are recommending it! The teens, of course, are looking for a buffed physique to gain an edge over opponents and to impress girls. The coaches just want to win. But does creatine really hold the key to athletic stardom? And more important: Is it safe for teens?

President Signs New Law Banning Designer Steroids Dietary Supplements: DHEA Exempted from Ban

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Focuses on the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004, a law signed by U.S. President George W. Bush banning the sale in dietary supplements of steroid chemicals used as hormone precursors. Unanimo...

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