The American Medical Association (AMA) says there’s no scientific proof to back up the claims of anti-aging or so-called ‘bioidentical’ hormones. And, quite frankly, I have to agree.
According to an AP report carried in USA Today, the AMA has “adopted a new policy on products, such as HGH, DHEA, and testosterone, used as aging remedies” at its annual meeting.
The AMA noted that “with HGH . . . evidence suggests long-term use can present more risks than benefits.”
The AMA also said that when it comes to hormone therapy for menopause, “there’s no credible evidence that other hormones, so-called bio-identicals, are safer than traditional estrogen and progesterone products.”
You can ready more about my views on bioidentical hormones as well as natural medications for menopausal symptoms here.
The AMA called for “rigorous studies to prove, or disprove . . . claims” by “anti-aging hormone promoters.”
In the meantime, you can read more about these alternative therapies in my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook.