Flaxseed improves lipid profile without altering biomarkers of bone metabolism in postmenopausal women.

@article{Lucas2002FlaxseedIL,
  title={Flaxseed improves lipid profile without altering biomarkers of bone metabolism in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Edralin A Lucas and Robert D. Wild and Lisa Janine Hammond and Dania A. Khalil and Shanil Juma and Bruce Paul Daggy and Barbara J. Stoecker and Bahram H Arjmandi},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={
          1527-32
        }
}
The risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis drastically increases at the onset of menopause. Phytoestrogens have been suggested to inhibit bone loss and protect the cardiovascular system, in part by improving lipid profiles. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of flaxseed, a rich source of the phytoestrogens called lignans, on lipid metabolism and biomarkers of bone turnover in postmenopausal women. Postmenopausal women who were not on hormone replacement therapy… CONTINUE READING
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