Title

Effects of Short-Term Dehydroepiandrosterone Supplementation on Body Composition in Young Athletes

DOI

10.4077/CJP.2010.AMH090

Authors

Sergej M. Ostojic;Julio Calleja;Morteza Jourkesh

Key Words

testosterone ; body fat ; muscle mass ; estradiol

PublicationName

The Chinese Journal of Physiology

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

53卷1期(2010 / 02 / 28)

Page #

19 - 25

Content Language

英文

English Abstract

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is often promoted as a slimming and weight/fat loss agent and ingestion of DHEA may have hypolipidemic and anti-obesity properties. The main aim of this studs vas to examine the effects of acute DHEA intake on both composition and serum steroid hormones in young athletes. Twenty young (19 to 22 years) male soccer players were allocated into to randomly assigned trials in double-blind design by ingesting 100-mg daily oral DHEA or as placebo (PLA) for 28 days. Body mass vas not affected by 4 weeks of DIIEA supplementation (P>0.05). No significant changes in body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and body fat or total muscle mass for the to groups were detected at the end of the trial (P>0.05). There vas no within-or between-group difference in arm fat index (AFI) and corrected mid-upper-arm muscle area (cAMA) (P>0.05). Treatment with DHEA resulted in a significant increase of total testosterone, estradiol and DIIEA-S levels in treated subjects versus the placebo group (P<0.05). Results of this study suggest that DHEA supplementation has no beneficial effects on body composition in young competitive athletes.

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 基礎醫學
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