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Saw Palmetto – No Help For The Prostate

With the large numbers of people using nontraditional therapies, even finding out what doesn’t work can be valuable.

Researchers affiliated with the Osher Center at the University of California, San Francisco, completed a study that showed that saw palmetto did not improve benign prostate hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.

Too many men pressed for time often turn to over the counter solutions instead of visiting their general practitioner. Delaying a visit  to a medical professional for a prostate examination and PSA test can have a significant impact on a man’s long term health.   Prostate cancer seldom shows symptoms until it is in an advanced stage and more difficult to treat.

Over 3 million men are living with prostate cancer in the United States and more than 2 million men in the U.S. take saw palmetto as an alternative to proven drugs.  Perhaps its time for you make that appointment and speak up about what is going on with your body.

The results of the Saw Palmetto study were published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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