There's no scientific proof that anti-aging hormones are effective, says the American Medical Association, which on Monday adopted a new policy on purported aging remedies.
For example, the AMA says, evidence indicates that long-term use of human growth hormone (HGH) to deal with aging-related issues might carry more risks, such as diabetes and tissue swelling, than benefits, the Associated Press reported.
The AMA says there's also no proof that hormones called bio-identicals are safer than traditional estrogen and progesterone products in treating menopause symptoms.
Those who promote the use of anti-aging hormones, the AMA says, need rigorous studies to support their claims, according to the AP report.
The new policy on products such as HGH, DHEA and testosterone was adopted at the group's annual meeting in Chicago.