Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil
side effects, research finds   
Flaxseed has recently gained attention in the area of diabetes, acnes and
cardiovascular disease probably because it is a rich source of
alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), phytoestrogen, lignans, and soluble fiber.

Human studies have shown that flaxseed can modestly reduce serum total
and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations, reduce
postprandial glucose absorption, decrease some markers of inflammation,
[1]

Research Studies
Researchers from Harokopio University, Greece, found that dietary
supplementation with flaxseed oil, rich in ALA (8 g/day), decreased the
blood pressure in middle-aged dyslipidaemic men (n=59).

[1] Bloedon LT et al, Flaxseed and cardiovascular risk. Nutr Rev. 2004
Jan;62(1):18-27. [2] Paschos GK et al, Dietary supplementation with
flaxseed oil lowers blood pressure in dyslipidaemic patients. Eur J Clin
Nutr. 2007 Jan 31
Flaxseed

Why is flaxseed meal getting popular? What is its benefits? Flaxseed meal was found
to be more beneficial on some chronic conditions such as high triglycerides and liver
steatosis than soy protein meal, in a study of rats.

Flaxseed or Flaxseed oil, which one offers better health benefits? Flaxseed oil alone
in human subjects had no effects on the lipid profiles in some studies.

Why are lignans so important in flaxseed?
ingestion of flaxseed rich in lignans (matairesinol and secoisolariciresinol) improves
glucose control and insulin resistance.

What are the health benefits of flaxseed oil?
Flaxseed oil has been shown benefits on lowering heart
diseases by reducing cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and slowing down
atherosclerosis.
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