Flax seeds and weight loss / metabolism
Flaxseed is one of the best plant sources of omega 3 oils and lignans, these two components have received the most attention.
Fat and Weight-Related Research
5. Hye-Kyeong Kim, et al. Docosahexaenoic Acid Inhibits Adipocyte Differentiation and Induces Apoptosis in 3T3-L1 Preadipocytes. J. Nutr. December 2006 vol. 136 no. 12; http://jn.nutrition.org/content/136/12/2965.abstract
8. L-Y Yang, et al. Lipolysis of menhaden oil triacylglycerols and the corresponding fatty acid alkyl esters by pancreatic lipase in vitro: a reexamination. Journal of Lipid Research; Volume 31, 1990; http://www.jlr.org/content/31/1/137.full.pdf
9. J. Dyerberg, P. Madsen, J.M. Moller. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids. Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. September 2010, Volume 83, Issue 3, Pages 137-141.
Flax seeds which are high in lignans are also proven to prevent tumor growth as well: http://www.lignans.net/lignan-studies-research.html
The American Heart Association recommends supplementation with flax seeds. This is because the omega-3 and -6 fatty acids are key in speeding metabolism, and flax seed is the richest source of these EFAs. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/search/searchResults.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&q=flax+
Here are other articles (not actual scientific studies) about the benefits of flax seeds and weight loss/ metabolism.
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