Health effects with consumption of the flax lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside.

@article{Adolphe2010HealthEW,
  title={Health effects with consumption of the flax lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside.},
  author={Jennifer Lea Adolphe and Susan Joyce Whiting and Bernhard Henricus Jozef Juurlink and Lilian Thorpe and Jane Alcorn},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 7},
  pages={
          929-38
        }
}
Flaxseed is the richest source of the lignan secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG). After ingestion, SDG is converted to secoisolariciresinol, which is further metabolised to the mammalian lignans enterodiol and enterolactone. A growing body of evidence suggests that SDG metabolites may provide health benefits due to their weak oestrogenic or anti-oestrogenic effects, antioxidant activity, ability to induce phase 2 proteins and/or inhibit the activity of certain enzymes, or by mechanisms yet… 

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