Flaxseed Helps Hypertensives

It was a small study, but the results a very encouraging! Over 100 patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) went on a diet containing 30 g of milled flaxseed in foods or a placebo for 6 months. At the end of this double-blind, randomized trial those in the flaxseed group had lower systolic and diastolic…

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Flaxseed Diet Gives Hens Less Severe Ovarian Tumors

Preliminary research shows that a flaxseed-supplemented diet in hens may decrease the severity of ovarian cancer. Adding flaxseed to your diet may provide health benefits, but research is still quite limited on the effectiveness and safety of high amounts of it. These researchers found that hens eating a diet of more than 10% flaxseed (equivalent…

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Flaxseed, Not Oil, Could Help Lower Your Cholesterol

Flaxseed is the richest plant source of alpha-linolenic acid and dietary lignans, a soluble dietary fiber. A number of clinical trials have investigated the effects of flaxseed and flaxseed-derived products on blood lipids, but the findings have been inconsistent. Researchers pooled the results of 28 such studies in a meta-analysis to assess the impact of…

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