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EFFECTS OF THE EVENING PRIMROSE OIL ON WOMEN'S MASTALGIA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS

@inproceedings{Mirzaiinajmabadi2017EFFECTSOT,
  title={EFFECTS OF THE EVENING PRIMROSE OIL ON WOMEN'S MASTALGIA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS},
  author={Khadigeh Mirzaiinajmabadi and Masumeh Ghazanfarpour and Khadijeh Sarayloo},
  year={2017}
}
Paying attention to women's health is important. The majority of women usually suffer from mastalgia. Herbal medicine is more compatible with human body and has fewer side effects because the drugs are natural. Evening Primrose Oil is a novel treatment for the relief of cyclic (premenstrual) and non-cyclic breast pain. The aim of the review is to assess the efficacy of evening prime rose oil (EPO) on mastalgia. Electronic databases (Google scholar, PubMed, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, SID… 
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