Flaxseed Reduces Hot Flashes

Flaxseed Shows Potential to Reduce Hot Flashes

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Data from a new Mayo Clinic study suggest that dietary therapy using flaxseed can decrease hot flashes in postmenopausal women who do not take estrogen. The findings from the pilot study are published in the summer 2007 issue of the Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

In 21 women who completed the study at the Mayo Clinic, hot flash frequency was cut in half and severity was reduced by 57%. Improved mood, reduced joint or muscle pain, fewer chills, and less sweating was reported.

1 Comment

  • Stefan Posted December 2, 2007 3:24 pm

    What an insight! I suggest the Mayo Clinic now repeat this study, it having been a pilot study, with at least 15,000 patients BEFORE we implement any such heretic practices into modern day evidence-based medicine. We cannot have women with hot flashes subject themselves needlessly to dietary habits that may prove prejudicial in the long run. In the meantime, they should of course continue their otherwise typically excellent dietary habits, namely, eating all that fine junk food.

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