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DHEA Could Benefit Women Trying to Get Pregnant,  Aug 3, 2012

The hormone DHEA naturally occurs in the body, but levels decrease as we age. DHEA supplements can be bought over the counter. They have helped slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, and arthritis. Now doctors at the Texas Fertility Center are studying the impact of DHEA on women trying to get pregnant. Dr. Natalie Burger, a physician at Texas Fertility Center, has implemented the DHEA supplement among dozens of patients pursuing IVF on a trial basis. She says it's not clear how DHEA helps, but it has shown a six-fold increase in IVF success rate according to a recent study in Israel.

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