Colon Cancer Risk May be Reduced with High Dietary Lignan Intake
Flaxseed Hulls are high in fiber and lignans. The fiber is good for digestion, absorbing impurities and cleansing the colon. Fiber is known to improve bowel movements as well as reduce the rate of colon cancer. If you are not already taking a lot of fiber, you will see a definite increase in your stool size and frequency. You want to achieve a good bowel movement at least once a day. Any longer than that and you are holding toxins in your body which is unhealthy. By eating flaxseed hulls you are purging your body of unhealthy toxins more frequently.
Flaxseed, the richest source of mammalian lignan precursors, such as secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG), has been shown over the short term to decrease some early markers of colon cancer risk. This study determined that flaxseed has a colon cancer protective effect, that it is due, in part to SDG and that the protective effects of flaxseed is associated with increase beta-glucuronidase activity.(Jenab M & Thompson L, Carcinogenesis, 17:1343, 1996) This study does not mention any particular brand of flaxseed.
Flaxseed supplementation at the 5% level to a high-fat basal diet significantly lowered early neoplastic indices in both the colon and mammary gland of rats. With the purification of SDG from flaxseed, it was shown that both flaxseed (5% by weight) and SDG (at levels equivalent to that in the 5% flaxseed diet) can significantly reduce mammary tumor size and/or number when fed at early and late stages of carcinogenesis. Significant reductions in colon cancer risk markers, such as the size and multiplicity of aberrant crypt foci in carcinogen treated rats, have also been observed with flaxseed and SDG. Health Effects of Flaxseed Mucilage, Lignans Inform, Vol. 8, no. 8 (August 1997)
Flax is a potent source of lignans…. studies suggested that they may interfere with the development of breast, prostate, colon, and other tumors in humans. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Vol. 86 No.23. December 7, 1994 pg. 1748.
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