Cognitive changes associated with supplementation of testosterone or dihydrotestosterone
in mildly hypogonadal men: a preliminary report.
Since the testosterone metabolite dihydrotestosterone
(DHT) is ten times more potent than testosterone, (17) it is more likely associated with prostate cancer than testosterone.
(DHT), 2-hydroxypyrimidine, and menadione were obtained from Tokyo Chemical Industry Co.
After 6 months of treatment, testosterone levels increased approximately 50% above baseline, dihydrotestosterone
levels doubled, and 3AG levels more than tripled.
Some followed up cases of doping with naturally occurring steroids--testosterone and dihydrotestosterone
Dehydoepiandrosterone (DHEA) is an anabolic steroid like dihydrotestosterone
(DHT), the most potent natural androgen, and tetrahdyogestrinone (THG).
Research on nettle root shows that, like saw palmetto, nettle root inhibits the enzyme involved with the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone
, a principal mechanism in the development of BPH.
Scientists castrated mice that were genetically modified to develop Alzheimer's and administered dihydrotestosterone
or a placebo for four months.
A link between male pattern baldness and prostate cancer may exist via the 5[alpha]-reductase enzyme, which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone
testosterone to dihydrotestosterone
, the hormone which damages hair follicles causing hair loss in men who are genetically disposed to it.
The growth of prostatic tissue is driven by male sex hormones, primarily testosterone and its more potent metabolite dihydrotestosterone
This molecule is not converted into dihydrotestosterone
, which may limit acne, baldness, and benign prostatic hypertrophy.