A healthy result should fall into the range 30 - 1500 ng/mg.
DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands and is a precursor to both testosterone and estrogen. DHEA also affects bone density, response to stress, mood and cognitive function, improves insulin sensitivity, and is associated with decreased cardiovascular and cancer risk. It peaks in the mid-20s and begins to decline after 30. Longevity is associated with higher than age-normal levels of DHEA. Low levels may be a sign of adrenal stress and/or reduced androgen production.
A decrease in DHEA sulfate may be due to:
DHEA levels normally decline with age in both men and women. There is no reliable evidence that taking DHEA supplements prevents aging-related conditions.
An increase in DHEA-sulfate may be due to:
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