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Thursday, February 7, 2008

DHEA Levels, Beer, and...erectile dysfunction, arthritis, etc.

If anyone can tell me of a comfortable way to type/blog/compose/whatever while using a laptop and sitting in bed, please tell me. Because, I really could a tip.

Ok, I've decided that it would be a good idea to post "factoids" on this blog. This will allow me to post helpful and informative information about health and nutrition topics (probably, for the most part, regarding micronutrients).

So, without further adieu, here's----

Factoid Number 1:

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is being studied as a treatment for certain autoimmune diseases and also as a possible treatment for degenerative conditions such as arthritis. A dutch study has found that consumption of beer in moderate levels increases DHEA levels.

Hmmm. This is not the first post I've had on this blog that points to possible advantages regarding alcohol consumption. Typically, however, those posts seem to involve red wine and resveratrol.

Frankly, I've just never really liked beer that much, myself. And, I've found that despite the many different brands out there, they all tend to taste the same. They're the wild game equivalent of chicken, I suppose.

Additional information regarding DHEA:

1. DHEA supplements are taken by some dividuals for muscular development, as well as to increase libido, and to treat erectile dysfunction.

2. Some studies suggest that DHEA may help treat conditions such as atherosclerosis, crohn's disease, and depression.








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1 Comments:

At February 9, 2008 7:43 AM , Blogger Buxykay said...

Nice post on DHEA. It is good to know which ailments it can treat. I like the part for erectile dysfunction. Is it the same things as herbal Viagra?

 

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