Flaxseed in the Reduction of Diabetes and Obesity

By Jennifer Adolphe, PhD, RD and Kelley Fitzpatrick, MSc

Flaxseed is rich in nutrients that support a healthy lifestyle: omega-3 fatty acids, soluble fibre, and lignans. This publication reviews the scientific literature and provides an overview of the nutritional benefits of ground flaxseed in regards to Diabetes and Weight Management.

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Flaxseed in the Reduction of Diabetes and Obesity

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Highlights: 

  • Diabetes and obesity are global epidemics with considerable social and economic consequences.
  • Flaxseed contains key nutrients to reduce diabetes and obesity: lignans, alpha-linolenic acid, and dietary fibre.
  • Diets containing flaxseed or its individual components are associated with improved blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity, increased satiety, and reduced energy intake.