Studies related to Quality of Life and Saw Palmetto

Improving BPH Symptoms And Sexual Dysfunctions With A Saw Palmetto Preparation? Results From A Pilot Trial

Effect Increase
Values Urolife BPH QoL-9 total improved from 162.7  to 105.0 after 8 weeks
Trial Design Non-controlled trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 82
Gender Male
Age Range 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Notes for this study:
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.

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