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Can you get DHEA from foods?

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There are no food sources of DHEA. Wild yams contain a substance similar to DHEA that is used to make DHEA in the laboratory. The body manufactures DHEA naturally in the adrenal glands.

From: DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: "About Herbs: Dehydroepiandrosterone." National Institute on Aging: "Pills, Patches, and Shots: Can Hormones Prevent Aging?" Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "DHEA." Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "DHEA."



Reviewed by David Kiefer on November 16, 2016

SOURCES:  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: "About Herbs: Dehydroepiandrosterone." National Institute on Aging: "Pills, Patches, and Shots: Can Hormones Prevent Aging?" Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: "DHEA." Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "DHEA."



Reviewed by David Kiefer on November 16, 2016

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