Saw Palmetto for Prostate Health

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Saw Palmetto for Prostate Health

Compounds found in saw palmetto berries have been shown to contribute to the normal stability of cell cycle regulation in prostate gland cells. Human clinical trials have confirmed that dietary supplementation with 320 mg or more of a phytosterols-rich extract of saw palmetto berries is a powerful ally to the prostate gland. In addition, after performing a detailed and very rigorous mathematical analysis of all of the available data on the human responses to daily dietary supplementation with saw palmetto berry extract, the prestigious Cochrane Collaborative Review Group concluded that this extract is a strong promoter of prostate health.11

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Pomegranate Fruit for Prostate Health

References:
11. Wilt TJ, Ishani A, Stark G, MacDonald R, Lau J, Mulrow C. Saw palmetto extracts for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. A systematic review. JAMA 1998;280:1604-1609.


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