Meta-analysis of the effects of flaxseed interventions on blood lipids.

  title={Meta-analysis of the effects of flaxseed interventions on blood lipids.},
  author={An Pan and Danxia Yu and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried and O. H. Franco and Xu Lin},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={90 2},
BACKGROUND Several clinical trials have investigated the effects of flaxseed and flaxseed-derived products (flaxseed oil or lignans) on blood lipids; however, the findings have been inconsistent. OBJECTIVE We aimed to identify and quantify the effectiveness of flaxseed and its derivatives on blood lipid profiles. DESIGN A comprehensive literature search was performed on the basis of English reports of randomized controlled trials of flaxseed or its derivatives on lipid profiles in adults… CONTINUE READING
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