Eating seeds could 'reduce risk of dying from breast cancer

Eating flaxseeds can help cut the risk of dying from breast cancer later in life by 40 per cent, scientists claim.
Foods 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.
Once in the body, these phytoestrogens attach to oestrogen, the female sex hormone, and are thought to help protect against cancer.
German 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