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Does flax seed inhibit aromatase (estrogen) or does it increase testosterone?
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Dr. Paul Harper
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In brief: No.
Flaxseed is sometimes tried for cancer because it is broken down by the body into chemicals called “lignans.
” lignans are similar to the female hormone estrogen - so similar, in fact, that they compete with estrogen for a part in certain chemical reactions. As a result, natural Estrogens seem to become less powerful in the body. Aromatase is not estrogen.

In brief: No.
Flaxseed is sometimes tried for cancer because it is broken down by the body into chemicals called “lignans.
” lignans are similar to the female hormone estrogen - so similar, in fact, that they compete with estrogen for a part in certain chemical reactions. As a result, natural Estrogens seem to become less powerful in the body. Aromatase is not estrogen.
Dr. Paul Harper
Dr. Paul Harper
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In brief: Estrogen
It can act like estrogen and it can decrease absorption from the fiber.

In brief: Estrogen
It can act like estrogen and it can decrease absorption from the fiber.
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Dr. Terry Simpson
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