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Study Finds Saw Palmetto Effective at Relieving Prostate Problem

16 years, 2 months ago

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Posted on May 31, 2003, 7 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Results of a new study into the effects of the herbal supplement Saw palmetto on the lives of men with prostate problems have been encouraging. Saw palmetto is often prescribed by herbalists for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), however until now there has been little scientific evidence to support its use.

Results of a new study into the effects of the herbal supplement Saw palmetto on the lives of men with prostate problems have been encouraging. Saw palmetto is often prescribed by herbalists for the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), however until now there has been little scientific evidence to support its use. For this study men were given a 160 milligram (mg) dose of the supplement twice daily for six-months and their results compared to a group of men given a placebo. The study found that men who took Saw palmetto experienced a significant improvement in their symptoms. While some doctors still remain skeptical about the plant's benefits, Dr Glen Gerber, lead author of the study believes that Saw Palmetto may be just as effective as prescription drugs at combating the symptoms of BPH.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.ABCNEWS.com on the 12th December 2001

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