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Is Saw Palmetto Harmful for Person with Prostate Removed?



Is Saw Palmetto use harmful to someone who had his prostate removed?


It should not be harmful, although not likely helpful. Randomized studies have shown that Saw Palmetto is no different than a placebo for the prostate.

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Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University