THREE'S COMPANY star Suzanne Somers has been blasted for writing "nonmedical, misleading and unsubstantiated" claims in her new book on hormone therapies. The 59-year-old actress claims her book AGELESS: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES contains a "medically validated approach", which can help maintain "a healthy, vibrant, mentally sharp, sexually active life - while building the body's natural defenses against age-related diseases". However, DOCTOR ERIKA SCHWARTZ, from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in New York City, tells the New York Post, "We believe Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones is detrimental and dangerous to the thousands of women who will read it. "The book freely and repeatedly blurs the line of medical ethics and science with hearsay." A representative from Somers' publishers Crown insists Somers "spoke with 16 credentialed doctors whose interviews are all included in the book. She states clearly, and repeatedly throughout the book, that women need to consult with a responsible doctor who is practicing this new approach to health and together determine an individualised course of action."