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lin·seed oil

a fatty oil expressed from the ripe seeds of Linum usitatissimum; used in the preparation of lime liniment.
Synonym(s): flaxseed oil

flaxseed oil

Oil extracted from the seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum), used as a nutritional supplement. Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid promoted for its effect in preventing heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and arthritis. See: essential fatty acid; flaxseed; linolenic acid; omega-3 (?3) fatty acids
See also: oil
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The production of eggs enriched with [omega]-3 FA by addition of flaxseed oil and dried whitebait to laying hen diets have been designed to achieve the recommended total [omega]-3 FA content of 300 mg/100 g egg weight.
Dietary supplementation with flaxseed oil lowers blood pressure in dyslipidaemic patients.
Flaxseed oil has many health benefits so I'm told and this fuul did taste wholesome and healthy but it wasn't delicious.
It emphasizes whole grains, root and green vegetables, daily intake of fruit, fish and poultry, olive and canola oils, and ALA (from flaxseed, flaxseed oil, and walnuts), along with discouragement of ingestion of red meat and not much use of butter and cream.
A 2007 preliminary study shows that taking one- or two-gram daily doses of flaxseed oil capsules for six months improves symptoms in women with Sjogren's syndrome, a condition characterized by dry mouth and dry eyes.
Chapters also recommend foods that should be prominently featured in an anti-inflammation diet, such as pineapple (due to its content of bromelain), most fruits and vegetables, garlic, ginger, tumeric, flaxseed oil, and others.
The Vitality offering contains flaxseed oil and vitamins A and E to help maintain eyes, skin and coat.
We investigated the incorporation and clearance of omega-3 fatty acids in erythrocyte membranes and plasma phospholipid fractions after fish oil or flaxseed oil supplementation.
Johanna Budwig writes that she had cured many diseases with the German form of cottage cheese and flaxseed oil.
With art the evidence that the sight of his upper body has supplied in recent years, it's ludicrous for him to have told a grand jury that he thought the substances that Anderson gave him were flaxseed oil and a rubbing balm for arthritis.
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) found in fish oils and flaxseed oil can help to maintain healthy, supple joints.
Flaxseed oil is also thought to be beneficial because linoleic acid found in the oil alters how the body breaks down chemicals that cause inflammation.