Researchers at Duke School of Nursing discovered that flaxseed supplement actually slows prostate tumor growth. Flaxseed is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and fibers known as lagnans. Flaxseed is edible, but has to be grounded since the seed has an indigestible coat. Sprinkle it on food or mix with beverage for best result.
Researchers found that men in the flaxseed group had the slowest prostate tumor growth rates compared to the other groups. “The seed,” said Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, the lead investigator for the study, “may be able to interrupt the chain of events that leads cells to divide irregularly and become cancerous. Another reason could be that the Omega-3 fatty acids prevents cancer cells from sticking to body cells.”
The study was funded by the National Institute of Health, and researchers from the University of Michigan, and North Carolina University at Chapel Hill participated