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What are the benefits to cooking with flax seed oil?

What are the benefits to cooking with flax seed oil?

Possibly inflamation: Flaxseed oil is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid. The alpha-linolenic acid and related chemicals in flaxseed oil may decrease inflammation. That is why flaxseed oil is thought to be useful for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking flax seed oil?

What are the proven advantages of taking flax seed oil?

V cholesterol/ fats: 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. ...Read more

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Is flax seed oil good for treating gout?

Is flax seed oil good for treating gout?

No: The vest treatments for gout are dietary and pharmacological measures to lower uric acid levels. ...Read more

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Does flax seed oil cause cyst? I had it a year ago

Does flax seed oil cause cyst? I had it a year ago

No: Flax seed oil is an excellent source of essential omega 3 ; 6 fatty acids. It does not cause cysts. ...Read more

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Can flax seed oil pills make athletic performance better?

Can flax seed oil pills make athletic performance better?

Doubtful!: No one thing usually makes performance better. It is an overall process of diet/good nutrition, rest, fluid intake, mental health, sleep and adequate rest, stretching and avoiding bad health habits. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Variety is the spice of life. Work with a reputable trainer to enhance performance with the above taken into consideration. ...Read more

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How good is flax seed oil for a diabetic patient?

How good is flax seed oil for a diabetic patient?

For what purpose?: The body has to convert the omega 3 fatty acids in flax seed oil into epa and dha which are 2 kinds of omega 3 fatty acids which the body can utilize. Only 10% of the ala in flax seed oil is converted into epa and dha which are present in fish oil. Fish oil is better than flax seed oil for this reason. ...Read more

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Help please! Is flax seed oil good for type 2 diabetes?

Help please! Is flax seed oil good for type 2 diabetes?

Only: If you want to waste your money. Spend your money more wisely on quality food, exrcise and test strips. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How effective is flax seed oil on hot flashes during premenopause?

How effective is flax seed oil on hot flashes during premenopause?

Disagreement: Among experts, but I have not personally found it to be effective, while others state it is. Low dose Clonidine (0.05 mg twice daily) has been more effective in my experience, but doesn't work for everyone. ...Read more

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Does flax seed oil interfere with lovenox or coumadin (warfarin)?

Does flax seed oil interfere with lovenox or coumadin (warfarin)?

Can be a factor: Flax seed oil makes platelets more slippery and therefore reduce clotting. When combined with Coumadin (warfarin) this can be a factor for increasing bleeding and potentially dangerous. Close followup with your physician to monitor your protimes will help to reduce this risk and allow you to enjoy the benefits of the flax seed oil. ...Read more

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Do healthy fats i.E. Flax seed oil, omega 6 and 3s effect hair growth?

Do healthy fats i.E. Flax seed oil, omega 6 and 3s effect hair growth?

Yes: Most recommended seems to be b-complex. Tablets containing fish oils will probably be helpful too to speed up the growth of your hair.. ...Read more

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Is it true that flax seed oil or omega-3 fats will help a child with add?

Is it true that flax seed oil or omega-3 fats will help a child with add?

Generally No: The benefits shown in research are minimal at best. Not worth the money! Altho more research would be helpful. ...Read more

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I need to gain weight. Will flax seed oil help? How do I get rid of acne quickly, cheaply, and naturally?

I need to gain weight. Will flax seed oil help? How do I get rid of acne quickly, cheaply, and naturally?

Weight gain: weight gain should be done with a healthy diet and muscle building exercises. (Eating more calories than you burn off). Depending on the severity of your acne you may need more than just over the counter face washes. Ask your parent to make you an appointment with your pediatrician to go over your concerns. Good luck! ...Read more