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Benefits of Flaxseeds for Inflammation

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Elevated levels of pro-inflammatory, aging-associated oxylipins can be normalized by eating ground flaxseed.

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Here’s the video I did on Flax Seeds for Hypertension (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Flax-Seeds-for-Hypertension).

What about flax and cancer? See:
• Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Survival: Clinical Evidence (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/flaxseeds-breast-cancer-survival-clinical-evidence/)
• Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Can-Flax-Seeds-Help-Prevent-Breast-Cancer)
• Flaxseed vs. Prostate Cancer (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/flaxseed-vs-prostate-cancer/)
• Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Prevention (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/flaxseeds-breast-cancer-prevention)

I also have one on diabetes: Flaxseeds vs. Diabetes (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/flaxseed-vs-diabetes/)

And weight loss: Benefits of Flaxseed Meal for Weight Loss (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-flaxseed-meal-for-weight-loss)

But what about the cyanide content of flax? I answered that in
How Well Does Cooking Destroy the Cyanide in Flaxseeds? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-well-does-cooking-destroy-the-cyanide-in-flaxseeds) and Should We Be Concerned About the Cyanide from Flaxseed? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/should-we-be-concerned-about-the-cyanide-from-flaxseed)

What else can help fight inflammation? Check out:
• Inhibiting Platelet Aggregation with Berries (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/inhibiting-platelet-aggregation-with-berries)
• Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-and-osteoarthritis)
• Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/turmeric-curcumin-and-rheumatoid-arthritis)
• Which Spices Fight Inflammation? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/which-spices-fight-inflammation)
• Dietary Treatment for Painful Menstrual Periods (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dietary-treatment-for-painful-menstrual-periods)
• Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin for Inflammatory Orbital Pseudotumor (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-turmeric-curcumin-for-inflammatory-orbital-pseudotumor/)
• The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Meal-Induced Inflammation (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/effects-of-avocados-and-red-wine-on-meal-induced-inflammation/)

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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