Flaxseed Reduces 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.