How do you choose the patients?

Through advertising, family physicians, and other urology practices. We're looking for men over 50 who have some mild to moderate prostate voiding problems, who don't require surgery or active medical therapy, who are interested in prostate health and these type of nutraceuticals or botanicals, and who are interested in helping us discover the long-term effect of these medications. To find these men we'll be advertising by radio, TV, and newspaper.

Once we find them, the volunteers will be randomized to either nutraceuticals (or botanicals) or placebos, and they'll continue on them for many, many years. We'll monitor them closely for the development of symptoms, for prostate enlargement, and for the development of prostate cancer. Over time, we'll see if we can prevent prostate disease and help these men.

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