We've reported on the health benefits of flax seeds before, but a new study shows their health reach may extend farther than we previously thought. Turns out, the inclusion of flax seeds in a healthy diet could help fight and prevent the development of breast cancer.
Yes, in fact, lignans are the culprits responsible for this amazing news and flax seeds happen to be the most concentrated source of lignans in the world. Though they're no magic bullet, eating flax seeds has now been shown to have direct anti-cancer growth activity, leading to a statistically significant 20-30 percent reduction in breast cancer risk.
It's an amazing preventative option with little to no side effects - what could be better?
Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org tells us more with this week's video.