Supplement industry criticizes saw palmetto study

February 20, 2006

A study published in the Feb. 9 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine suggesting that the popular supplement saw palmetto is ineffective in easing problems associated with an enlarged prostate has several flaws, according to the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA). NNFA cited a substantial existing body of clinical studies, some with larger patient populations, that support the efficacy of this supplement for mild to moderate symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

A study published in the Feb. 9 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine suggesting that the popular supplement saw palmetto is ineffective in easing problems associated with an enlarged prostate has several flaws, according to the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA). NNFA cited a substantial existing body of clinical studies, some with larger patient populations, that support the efficacy of this supplement for mild to moderate symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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