Flaxseed Has Potential to Fight Cancer and Diabetes

A new review paper explores the role of flaxseed as an antioxidant that may protect against cancer and diabetes. The new research appears in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, published by the Institute of Food Technologists.

“Flaxseed has been the focus of increased interest in the field of diet and disease research due to the potential health benefits associated with some of its biologically active components,” according to researchers from the School of Food Science and Technology at Jiangnan University in China who conducted the review. This article evaluated current research on flaxseed, its role as a functional food, and any potential benefits it may have against diabetes and certain cancers.