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AMA’s new policy on anti-aging hormomes

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on June 16, 2009

In their latest Annual Meeting the American Medical Association, adopted a new policy with regard to the use of hormones for anti-aging purposes:

Use of hormones for anti-aging procedures: Despite the widespread promotion of hormones for anti-aging, the scientific evidence to support these claims is lacking. In some cases, evidence suggests that long-term use of a particular hormone has more risks than benefits. Hormones reviewed by AMA include human growth hormone, testosterone, and estrogens with and without progestins.

Today, the AMA passed policy to inform physicians, policy makers and the public of the current scientific evidence on the use of hormones for anti-aging. Proponents of any hormone or other substance for anti-aging have the responsibility to prove that claims are scientifically valid.

Somebody tell Suzanne Somers and Oprah…PRONTO!

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