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We conducted a pilot study---a randomized, double-blind clinical trial---aiming to examine safety, efficacy, and mechanism of action of saw palmetto extract in men with symptomatic BPH. An FDA drug study model was used. Participants in the study were recruited from a community-based urology practice, and they were not paid to participate. 44 men with uncomplicated, symptomatic BPH signed a consent form approved by Western Institutional Review Board and entered the study. 41 completed the study in its entirety.