Saw palmetto did not differ from placebo for benign prostatic hyperplasia in men

July 2006
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study which determines how saw palmetto did not vary from placebo for benign prostatic hyperplasia in men. The study is supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States. The study findings suggest that in men with moderate-to-severe symptoms, is saw palmetto more effective than placebo for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The study has 90% power to detect a 3-point difference between groups on the American Urological Association Symptom Index score.


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