Flaxseeds for brain health

M. M. Essa*, S. Subash, S. Parvathy, A. Meera, G. J. Guillemin, M. A. Memon, T. Manivasagam

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    The presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids, dietary fibers, lignans, proteins, and minerals in flaxseed is the basis of its nutraceutical properties. Flaxseed is now being considered as a good dietary supplement for improved human health. The numerous health benefits of flaxseed include preventive roles against cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and brain disorders. This review focuses mainly in discussing the studies performed until now regarding the beneficial effects of flaxseed in brain health.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFood and Brain Health
    EditorsM. M. Essa, Mushtaq A. Memon, Mohammed Akbar
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherNova Science Publishers
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9781631177385
    ISBN (Print)9781631177347
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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