New research from South Dakota State University offers evidence that including flax in the diet may help prevent colorectal tumors or keep tumors from growing as quickly when they do form.
Distinguished professor Chandradhar Dwivedi, head of SDSU’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, directed the study by departmental graduate student researchers Ajay Bommareddy, Xiaoying Zhang and professional doctor of pharmacy student Dustin Schrader.
“The study was conducted in a special strain of mice that develop spontaneous intestinal tumors due to mutation in a gene,” Dwivedi said.
“This model is developed to investigate the effects of cancer preventive agents on genetically predisposed individuals,” he said.
“Results indicated that mice on diets supplemented with flaxseed meal and flaxseed oil had, on average, 45 percent fewer tumors in the small intestine and the colon compared to the control group.”
Maybe the lignan compounds or the alpha-linolenic acid in flax cut the cancer risks
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