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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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Results: Flaxseed oil was observed to restore the hepatic tissue damage caused by the lipofundin administration.
Varghese et al report that flaxseed oil reduced cardiac tissue damage caused by arsenic trioxide, a drug used to treat acute promyelocytic leukaemia, in their animal study.
gov/pubmed/21088453) study  found supplementation of flaxseed oil diminishes skin sensitivity.
These might be due to the specific strong flavor and yellow color of flaxseed oil which could be divided into likes or dislikes according to individual preference.
Six animals from each group were slaughtered at the end of the experiment to study the effects of supplementing vegetable oils on meat quality of sheep fed diets containing sunflower oil and flaxseed oil.
This was demonstrated in a 4-week human study where flaxseed oil use during food preparation inhibited the synthesis of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) and interleukin-1 beta by 30%.
Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid, ALA, an omega-3 essential fatty acid, and chemicals called lignans, which have antioxidant properties.
Canola oil and flaxseed oil, for example, have omega-3 fatty acids, and these are heart-healthy and fight inflammation," she notes.
Starting the day with a bowl of Oatmeal raisins with Flaxseed Oil is the best thing to eat for a healthy love life and also for a healthy heart, as it lowers cholesterol and is a great source of L-arginine, which is the key for sexual readiness, the Huffington Post reported.
Knowing that, the objective of this research was to develop beef patties added by golden flaxseed oil, or flour or seed and evaluate their physico-chemical composition and fatty acid profile, improving the nutritional characteristics of the products.
Considering the established impact of lead as pollutant on human and animal health, the present study was initiated to investigate the potential use of corn oil, flaxseed oil and black seed oil to cure histological testicular damage induced by lead acetate in albino mice.