Do you think saw palmetto extract is an effective treatment for BPH, at least for some patients?

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Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) extract is a widely used phytotherapy, with studies providing mixed evidence on its effectiveness for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

A recent meta-analysis of data from 17 randomized trials with a total of 2,008 men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) found that monotherapy with saw palmetto extract does not improve lower urinary tract symptoms or urinary flow rate compared with placebo (BJU Int. 2012;109:1756-1761).

Renal & Urology News would like to know how urologists perceive the usefulness of saw palmetto extract in the treatment of BPH, so please take a few moments to answer the following poll question.

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