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A 4-week pilot study of middle-aged men with moderate to severe symptoms of BPH found that equol (6 mg taken twice per day) produced positive results after 2 weeks, reaching statistically significant reductions in BPH symptoms by the end of the study, according to International Prostate Symptom Scores (IPSS) indicators. In men with moderate BPH symptoms, 5 out of 7 IPSS criteria significantly improved after 4 weeks of equol supplementation. In those with sever symptoms, significant improvement was achieved in all 7 IPSS criteria and DHT levels decreased by 21%. Equol's results were comparable to current pharmaceutical treatments for BPH, without the numerous side-effects associated with such medications (i.e. dizziness, diarrhea, headache, nasal congestion, orthostatic hypotension (a form of low blood pressure that occurs upon standing up from a seated or lying down position), reduced libido, and erectile dysfunction).*
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* Lephart, E.D. "Severe & moderate BPH Symptoms in Mid-Aged Men Improve with Isofavonoid-Equol Treatment: Pilot Intervention Study." Open Journal of Urology; 2013, 3:21-27
* "Review: Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Aging Properties of Equol in Prostate Health (BPH)." Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases; 2014, 4:1-12
* Garg, M., et. al. "Selective estrogen receptor modulators for BPH: new factors on the ground." Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases; 2013, 16(3):226-232.
* Park, Y.W., Lee, J.H. "Correlation between the visual prostate symptom score and international prostate symptom score in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms." International Neurourology Journal; 2014, 18(1):37-41.