Monday, May 24, 2010

According to Dr. Kristie Leong, “Time to get out the flaxseed! According to a new study, eating more foods with lignans lowers the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. This study was part of a meta-analysis of 21 previous studies looking at the association between dietary lignans and breast cancer. Fortunately, the news is good for postmenopausal women who like to sprinkle a little flaxseed to their morning cereal.

What are Dietary Lignans?

Lignans are chemicals found in plants that are natural phytoestrogens. This means they bind to estrogen receptors on breast tissue, but have weaker activity than the estrogen naturally produced by the ovaries. When lignan precurors from plants and seeds, are eaten, they’re broken down into the two primary lignans – enterolactone and enterodiol – by bacteria in the intestines. These lignans not only act as phytoestrogens, but have weaker activity than the estrogen naturally produced by the ovaries”. For more see: Can Dietary Lignans Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

5 comments:

jo oliver said...

Good info. I never have been into the flaxseed, but this info may change that;)

Ramon Smith said...

Interesting post and a great breakthrough.

Zuzanna Musial said...

Hi Chris,

I like flax seed and take cold press flax seed gel capsules. Those supply the body with the nutrients.

"High quality flax seed is the highest food source of crucially needed Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also highest in lignans, special protective antioxidants. Flax is also rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, and it has the best soluble fiber as well as insoluble fiber. "

"Heart and circulatory disease is still the number one killer of both men and women. Flax seed oil, and the antioxidants and the fiber in flax, all help to reduce circulatory problems, including cholesterol, triglycerides and plaque build-up." - by Jonathon Miller

This is additional information about Flax seed.

Great post!
Zuzanna

Kate Smedley said...

Thanks Chris, the more information on this subject the better.

Cures for Eczema said...

good info. thank you for sharing.

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