Benefits of Flaxseeds for Inflammation



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 (

What about flax and cancer? See:
• Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Survival: Clinical Evidence (
• Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer? (
• Flaxseed vs. Prostate Cancer (
• Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Prevention (

I also have one on diabetes: Flaxseeds vs. Diabetes (

And weight loss: 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? ( and Should We Be Concerned About the Cyanide from Flaxseed? (

What else can help fight inflammation? Check out:
• Inhibiting Platelet Aggregation with Berries (
• Turmeric Curcumin and Osteoarthritis (
• Turmeric Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis (
• Which Spices Fight Inflammation? (
• Dietary Treatment for Painful Menstrual Periods (
• Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin for Inflammatory Orbital Pseudotumor (
• The Effects of Avocados and Red Wine on Meal-Induced Inflammation (

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