When using beta-sitosterol to reduce cholesterol-levels, it must be taken with food, as discussed in the Cholesterol-lowerers Review. However, it is unclear from the clinical literature whether or not this applies to its use in treating symptoms of an enlarged prostate (or BPH — benign prostatic enlargement), although taking it with food may reduce gastrointestinal side effects and most marketed products suggest taking it with foods, as discussed in the Prostate Supplements Review.
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