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I have read that flaxseed oil may cause prostate cancer in men, and can it help with the heart ?

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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
Not exactly: Flaxseed is a natural estrogen, which may actually reduce the risk of prostate cancer growth. It is also rich in omega three fatty acids, which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease when consumed for many years.

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Last updated Mar 31, 2015

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