lignans


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lignans (ligˑ·nnz),

n.pl chemicals derived from flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, tea, and whole grains; have phytoestrogenic properties and are used as chemopreventives, to lower blood cholesterol, and to treat atherosclerosis. Precaution advised for those at risk for developing hormone-dependent cancers.
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Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract
I will demonstrate the power of this biomimetic strategy bysynthesizing a wide variety of complex dimeric natural products including phenylethanoids, alkaloids, lignans, andcoumarins.
The blood--pressure lowering effect of flaxseed might be due to lignans, which are present in high concentrations in the non-oil portion of the seed.
Lignans are found in flaxseeds as well as some seeds, fruits, vegetables and even chocolate.
The first part of the volume is organized by chemical class, covering monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, triterpenes & steroids, essential oils, phenolic compounds, phenylpropanoids, coumarins, flavonoids, quinones & benzophenones, xanthones & anthranoids, lignans & stilbenes, tannins, alkaloids, and ceramides & cerebrosides.
The funds raised by the event will go toward research into lignans found in flaxseed.
The phytoestrogens examined included soya isoflavones, lignans and enterolignans including equol and coumestrol into the analysis.
The most important type of phytoestrogens in Western diet are lignans, which are contained in seeds, particularly flaxseeds, as well as in wheat and vegetables.
Our findings do not support the use of 410 mg of flaxseed lignans for the reduction of hot flashes.
Flax seed is frequently recommended by nutritionists because of its contained rate of N-3 fatty acid (approximately four times more than Omage-6); its abundance with regards to soluble and insoluble fibers; and due to the fact that it is the richest source of lignans a kind of plant estrogen.
These sesame seed lignans influence LDL cholesterol and triglycerides while also supporting healthy blood glucose, blood pressure, reduced C-reactive protein and a healthy ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol, according to the company.