Effect of Dietary Flaxseed on Serum Levels of Estrogens and Androgens in Postmenopausal Women

@article{Sturgeon2008EffectOD,
  title={Effect of Dietary Flaxseed on Serum Levels of Estrogens and Androgens in Postmenopausal Women},
  author={Susan R. Sturgeon and Joanna Heersink and Stella Lucia Volpe and Elizabeth R Bertone-Johnson and Elaine Puleo and Frank Z. Stanczyk and Sara Sabelawski and Kristina W{\"a}h{\"a}l{\"a} and Mindy S Kurzer and Carol Bigelow},
  journal={Nutrition and Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={60},
  pages={612 - 618}
}
Flaxseed is a rich source of dietary lignans. [] Key Method Forty-eight postmenopausal women participated in a 12-wk preintervention-postintervention study. Participants consumed 7.5 g/day of ground flaxseed for the first 6 wk and 15.0 grams/day for an additional 6 wk. Nonsignificant declines were noted over the 12 wk (95% confidence intervals) for estradiol (pg/ml), estrone (pg/ml), and testosterone (pg/ml): -4.4 (-12.6 to 3.9), -3.3 (-7.7 to 1.2), -4.7 (-17.8 to 8.5), respectively. Changes tended to be…
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