Monday, October 24, 2011

Study shows saw palmetto extract has no effect on prostate

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that a popular over-the-counter supplement sold as a treatment for enlarged prostate and as a way to reduce cancer risk, has not effect whatsoever on the prostate. Even at triple the normal dose, there was no effect. At the same time there were few side effects, other than the waste of time and money for a medicine with no benefit.

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