Eating flaxseeds can help cut the risk of dying from breast cancer later in life by 40 per cent, scientists claim.
including seeds, wheat and vegetables contain special plant compounds
called phytoestrogens, the most important of which are lignans. Scientists found these compounds kill off cancer cells and prevent Flaxseeds were found to be particularly high in lignans. They can be sprinkled on cereals or salads, added to cakes or mixed in with yoghurt.
in the body, these phytoestrogens attach to oestrogen, the female sex
hormone, and are thought to help protect against cancer.
researchers analysed blood samples of over 1,000 women diagnosed with
premenopausal breast cancer over a three year period.
They analysed levels of enterolactone, which is what phytoestrogens become when they enter the bowel.
Source - Daily Mail