Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Prevention

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NutritionFacts .org
02 Jan 2021

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DESCRIPTION: Young women at high risk for breast cancer given just a teaspoon of ground flaxseed a day showed fewer precancerous changes. Today starts a three-part video series on the role flaxseeds may play in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. I covered their role in prostate cancer in Flaxseed vs. Prostate Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flaxseed-vs-prosta and Was It the Flaxseed, Fat Restriction, or Both? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/was-it-the-flaxsee Then for blood sugar control (Flaxseed vs. Diabetes, http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flaxseed-vs-diabet and skin health (Flaxseeds For Sensitive Skin, http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flaxseeds-for-sens

When I say "why isn't it just like the fiber story" I'm referring to the previous video Fiber vs. Breast Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/fiber-vs-breast-ca The graph comparing the lignin contents of various foods is from this video: Breast Cancer Survival and Lignan Intake (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/breast-cancer-surv Sorry if I covered the UTI-breast cancer connection a little fast—more background on the role our good bacteria play in Flax and Fecal Flora (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flax-and-fecal-flo As I note in the Flaxseeds For Sensitive Skin (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flaxseeds-for-sens video, ground flax stays fresh even at room temperature for at least a month.

What if you or a loved one has already been diagnosed with breast cancer, though? Hopefully you'll find the next two videos useful: Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Survival: Epidemiological Evidence (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flaxseeds-breast-c and Flaxseeds & Breast Cancer Survival: Clinical Evidence (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flaxseeds-breast-c

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/flaxseeds-breast-c and he'll try to answer it!

Image Credit: mimitalks, married w/children via Flickr.

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