Dehydroepiandrosterone and Its Sulfate Predict the 5-Year Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Events in Elderly Men

Study Questions:

The adrenal sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which is present in serum mainly as the sulfate DHEA-S, is the most abundant steroid hormone in human blood. Its levels decline dramatically with age. Are serum DHEA and DHEA-S predictors of major coronary heart disease (CHD) and/or cerebrovascular disease events in a large cohort of elderly men?