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High a-linolenic acid flaxseed ( Linurn usiiaiissimurn ) : some nutritional properties in humans

  title={High a-linolenic acid flaxseed ( Linurn usiiaiissimurn ) : some nutritional properties in humans},
  author={B Y S T E P H E and N C C U N N A N E and S U J A T A G A N G U L I and J A J E N K I N S and Zhen-Yu C H E N}
Although high a-linolenic acid flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) is one of the richest dietary sources of a-linolenic acid and is also a good source of soluble fibre mucilage, it is relatively unstudied in human nutrition. Healthy female volunteers consumed 50 g ground, raw flaxseed/d for 4 weeks which provided 12-13% of energy intake (24-25 g/100 g total fat). Flaxseed raised a-linolenic acid and long-chain 12-3 fatty acids in both plasma and erythrocyte lipids, as well as raising urinary… 

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