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Lignans Save Lives

Lignan-Rich Flaxseed

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  • Lignans’ ability to block the effects of estrogen could potentially help reduce the risk of hormone-associated cancers (breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate)
  • Postmenopausal women who have a high intake of dietary lignans have a 15 percent lower risk of breast cancer compared to those with a low intake
  • Eating a diet rich in plant lignans may be linked to a lower risk of heart disease

By Dr. Mercola

Lignans are a type of plant compound known as polyphenols. Lignan precursors are most abundant in flaxseeds, although they’re also found in other seeds (like sesame seeds), berries, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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