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High Dosage Flaxseed Lignans lower cholesterol and blood sugar if elevated

May 09, 2008


In this 8-week study 55 patients with high cholesterol were placed on placebo, on 300mg of Flaxseed Lignans or on 600mg of Flaxseed Lignans. After 6 to 8 weeks of using the 600mg of Flaxseed Lignans total cholesterol decreased by 22% and LDL-cholesterol decreased by 24% over placebo. If the patients had elevated blood sugar the 600mg dosage also reduced their blood sugar by 25%. The study is published in the June 2008 issue of the British Journal of Nutrition.

Recent advances in the drug management of osteoporosis; Estrogens and Bisphosphonates slow the breakdown of bone and parathyroid hormone injections or Strontium speed up its rebuilding

Researchers from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Fujita Health University in Japan state that estrogen, selective estrogen-receptor modulators (SERMs), and bisphosphonate drugs are potent inhibitors of bone resorption; and they have clinical relevance to reduce osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women. However, we can prevent at most 50% of vertebral-spinal fractures with these agents. As well as bone resorption, we need to increase bone formation to prevent osteoporotic fractures, particularly in elderly patients with low bone turnover. In the U.S., Europe, and Australia, they have already started intermittent parathyroid hormone injection and/or oral strontium ranelate to stimulate bone formation for improved therapy. The review is published in the April 2008 issue of the Journal of Pharmacological Sciences.