Sixty men with a total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) of 14.8 participated between January 2017 and October 2017 in the study by ingesting the oil-free hydroethanolic pumpkin seed extract once daily before going to bed during 3 months.
During the 12-week intervention, significant effects were reported for IPSS overall and each single question, QoL, and nocturia. Different instruments were used in the study, and data consistently confirm the effects on
benign prostatic hyperplasia (
BPH) related symptoms, which are beyond expected placebo effects reported from literature. From the data assessed, the oil-free hydroethanolic pumpkin seed extract seems to be an appropriate plant extract to support health benefits in a collective suffering from BPH related symptoms without the need for medical treatment.