Improving BPH Symptoms And Sexual Dysfunctions With A Saw Palmetto Preparation? Results From A Pilot Trial
Notes for this study:
|| Urolife BPH QoL-9 total improved from 162.7 to 105.0 after 8 weeks
|Number of Subjects
||30-44, 45-64, 65+
82 men received 320 saw palmetto extract daily for 8 weeks. International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) decreased from 14.4 ± 4.7 to 6.9 ± 5.2 over this time period, SDys score measured using the brief Sexual Function Inventory improved from 22.4 to 31.4, and Urolife BPH QoL-9 score improved from 137.3 to 195.0 over this time period, with all these results being statistically significant. This was an open-label, uncontrolled trial, however.
Funding issues for this study:
The specific brand of saw palmetto used, Prostasan, was manufactured by the funder of the study, and the lead author is an employee of the manufacturer.