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what are the benefits of flaxseed oil?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cholesterol: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. With flaxseed oil, it is quite important that it be cold pressed.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Why is flaxseed oil valuable?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cholesterol: Flaxseed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What're the health benefits of flaxseed oil?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lipoproteins: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. With flaxseed oil, it is quite important that it be cold pressed.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What health benefits are associated with flaxseed oil?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
V cholesterol: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. With flaxseed oil, it is quite important that it be cold pressed.
A 37-year-old member asked:

My husband wants to start taking flaxseed oil but I have some concerns?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Let him do it: It's a great binder for paint and a component for putty, and is probably not going to do him any harm and may make him feel better. If he believes all the health claims made for the stuff, he'd be reading uncritically. If he's got any real health issues, he needs to "use his flaxseed oil" in conjuction with something evidence-based.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can flaxseed oil & pravastatin tablets be taken together?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pravastatin: Pravastatin and flax seed oil can be taken together.

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