publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Fatty Acid and Phytosterol Content of Commercial Saw Palmetto Supplements

Penugonda, Kavitha; Lindshield, Brian L.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013 Journal: Nutrients, volume 5, issue 9, pages 3,617-3,633 (issn: 2072-6643, eissn: 2072-6643, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Saw palmetto supplements are one of the most commonly consumed supplements by men with prostate cancer and/or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Some studies have found significant improvements in BPH and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) with saw palmetto supplementation, whereas others found no benefits. The variation in the efficacy in these trials may be a result of differences in the putative active components, fatty acids and phytosterols, of the saw palmetto supplements. To this end, we quantified the major fatty acids (laurate, myristate, palmitate, stearate, oleate, linoleate) and phytosterols (campesterol, stigmasterol, β-sitosterol) in 20 commercia...
free text keywords: Nutrition. Foods and food supply, supplements, saw palmetto, prostate cancer, TX341-641, phytosterols, fatty acids, prostate, serenoa repens, Article, benign prostatic hyperplasia
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Fatty Acid and Phytosterol Content of Commercial Saw Palmetto Supplements

Penugonda, Kavitha; Lindshield, Brian L.;