Do pumpkin seeds or pumpkin supplements reduce symptoms of BPH?

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Abstract

EVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER

Pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seeds appear to reduce obstructive urinary symptom scores in patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), while pumpkin seed extract is not better than placebo. Pumpkin seed oil is equivalent to saw palmetto and prazosin in decreasing BPH symptom scores (SOR: C, small lowquality RCTs).

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