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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Abstract

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
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages127-136
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781631177385, 9781631177347
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Essa, M. M., Subash, S., Parvathy, S., Meera, A., Guillemin, G. J., Memon, M. A., & Manivasagam, T. (2014). Flaxseeds for brain health. In Food and Brain Health (pp. 127-136). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..