NHS Choices assessment of press reports about ginseng being 'new Viagra'

Source: NHS Choices Area: News NHS Choices has conducted an assessment of a press report in the Daily Mail about ginseng being the 'new Viagra.'   The headline was based on an 8 week RCT which compared two groups of 59 men with mild-to-moderate erectile dysfunction, who were assigned to a ginseng extract pill or a placebo pill. The study reported that ginseng did not improve sexual dysfunction more than placebo across the vast majority of areas tested; the only exception was ejaculation function, which was statistically better than placebo, but the improvement was still very modest. The study was published in the International Journal of Impotence Research and was carried out by researchers from South Korea. It was funded by a grant from the Korean Ministry for Health and Amorepacific, a manufacturer of health and beauty products, including some containing ginseng.   The assessment notes that while there were no conflicts of interest declared by the study authors, but there is a clear ...
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Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
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