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An open label, dose response study to determine the effect of a dietary supplement on dihydrotestosterone, testosterone and estradiol levels in healthy males

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, August 2008
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Title
An open label, dose response study to determine the effect of a dietary supplement on dihydrotestosterone, testosterone and estradiol levels in healthy males
Published in
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, August 2008
DOI 10.1186/1550-2783-5-12
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Authors

Fru Angwafor, Mark L Anderson

Abstract

Maintaining endogenous testosterone (T) levels as men age may slow the symptoms of sarcopenia, andropause and decline in physical performance. Drugs inhibiting the enzyme 5alpha-reductase (5AR) produce increased blood levels of T and decreased levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT). However, symptoms of gynecomastia have been reported due to the aromatase (AER) enzyme converting excess T to estradiol (ES). The carotenoid astaxanthin (AX) from Haematococcus pluvialis, Saw Palmetto berry lipid extract (SPLE) from Serenoa repens and the precise combination of these dietary supplements, Alphastat(R) (Mytosterone(trade mark)), have been reported to have inhibitory effects on both 5AR and AER in-vitro. Concomitant regulation of both enzymes in-vivo would cause DHT and ES blood levels to decrease and T levels to increase. The purpose of this clinical study was to determine if patented Alphastat(R) (Mytosterone(trade mark)) could produce these effects in a dose dependent manner.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 2%
India 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Unknown 42 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 18%
Other 7 16%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 22%
Sports and Recreations 2 4%
Neuroscience 2 4%
Psychology 1 2%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 July 2021.
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#1,103,137
of 20,048,249 outputs
Outputs from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
#296
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#9,518
of 239,919 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
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