What is Saw Palmetto? Does it help prevent cancer?
Saw palmetto was shown in some studies to help relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy, but it has not been shown to prevent or treat prostate cancer. Studies in the laboratory show that saw palmetto works by countering the effects of male sex hormones such as testosterone. In a laboratory study, a saw palmetto extract was found to slow the growth of normal prostate cells and increase their sensitivity to radiation, while not affecting prostate cancer cells. Patients should consult with a physician before using saw palmetto supplements during radiation therapy. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the home website www.icrmc.org at the Institute of Cancer Restorative Medicine to tell us about any dietary supplements you’re taking, such as herbs, vitamins, minerals, and natural or home remedies. We will be available to help you out. Remember that the body achieves what the mind believes. So really watch your thoughts.