Some of you are aware that we're collecting study results related to LoA or IM to put in the sticky up top, and good placebo results are in that category. I ran across one today: Lycopene inhibits disease progression in patients ... [J Nutr. 2008]
This one looked at a nutritional treatment for benign prostate enlargement.
"Whereas progression of prostate enlargement occurred in the placebo group . . . the prostate did not enlarge in the lycopene group. Symptoms of the disease, as assessed via the International Prostate Symptom Score questionnaire, were improved in both groups with a significantly greater effect in men taking lycopene supplements."
Why did symptoms improve in the placebo group, even while the physical disorder was getting worse?