As people age they will normally notice a gain in abdominal fat. This fat gain has been linked to the reduced production of DHEA, a naturally occurring prohormone dehydoepiandrosterone. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that DHEA reduced abdominal fat and the risk for type 2 diabetes that often occurs with age.

DHEA levels peak at age 25 and begin to decline about 2% per year. By age 35 people are producing about 20% less DHEA than they were at 25 years old. This decline continues as we age. Reduced DHEA levels have been associated with many diseases of aging.

Dennis T. Villareal, M.D., and John O. Holloszy, M.D., established a study to determine whether DHEA could reverse some of the metabolic complications of aging if DHEA levels in the elderly were returned to youthful levels. In the study researchers found that compared to a placebo, DHEA supplements resulted in a decrease in fat in the abdomen of 10.2 percent in women. The decrease of fat in men was 7.4 percent.

DHEA therapy also produced a 6% decrease in subcutaneous abdominal fat (below the skin surface) in both women and men. There were no evident adverse effects of DHEA supplementation.

DHEA has been shown to be most effectively taken as a transdermal cream as opposed to a pill. This is because DHEA ingested orally is destroyed in the liver. The DHEA sulfate levels are increased by oral DHEA supplements, but not actual DHEA levels. DHEA is what the body uses as a base for hormones, it is not the same as DHEA sulfate.

Twist 25 DHEA cream is an effective way to restore your DHEA levels to youthful levels and help prevent some of the symptoms of aging and cut down on extra belly fat.