Results Of Flaxseed Study

Originally published in Issue 1 2005 icon

Lignans, derived from plants, have long had epidemiological studies and biochemical studies confirming their benefits. Flaxseed, which is the richest source of these lignans, has already been shown to have anti-tumour effect.

At the San Antonio Breast Symposium (2000) in a controlled placebo study, flaxseed was confirmed in its action against breast cancer tumours. The tests were amongst post-menopausal women and results were deemed comparable to Tamoxifen.

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