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Beta-Sitosterol

Introduction

Beta-sitosterol is found in many types of plants. It can be taken as a pill or used as a paste.

Dosages

There are no advised doses for beta-sitosterol.

What Research Shows

Not Enough Data to Assess

Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.
Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Safety Notes

It is likely safe to take beta-sitosterol over a short period of time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period.
Interactions
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

References

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Wilt TJ, MacDonald R, et al. beta-sitosterol for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a systematic review. BJU Int. 1999 Jun;83(9):976-983. Kim TH, Lim HJ, et al.
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Dietary supplements for benign prostatic hyperplasia: an overview of systematic reviews. Maturitas. 2012 Nov;73(3):180-185.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
  • Review Date: 07/2019
  • Update Date: 09/09/2019
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