2011-9/28 INCREASING SAW PALMETTO EXTRACT NOT EFFECTIVE IMPROVING LOWER URINARY TRACT IN OLDER MEN

An enlarged prostate can become an issue for men as they age, potentially slowing or blocking urination and also causing other bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms. Plant extracts, including fruit from the Saw Palmetto plant have been widely used for these issues. A new study finds taking increased doses of Saw Palmetto extract produced no significant improvement for men with lower urinary tract symptoms. Catherine Dolf has more in this week's JAMA Report.

2011-9/28 INCREASING SAW PALMETTO EXTRACT NOT EFFECTIVE IMPROVING LOWER URINARY TRACT IN OLDER MEN

An enlarged prostate can become an issue for men as they age, potentially slowing or blocking urination and also causing other bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms. Plant extracts, including fruit from the Saw Palmetto plant have been widely used for these issues. A new study finds taking increased doses of Saw Palmetto extract produced no significant improvement for men with lower urinary tract symptoms. Catherine Dolf has more in this week's JAMA Report.