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Flaxseed May Help You Feel Satiated

As obesity rates continue to rise worldwide, scientists are searching for better ways to help people keep their weight down. A recent study conducted at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, shows that eating flaxseed with a meal may help people feel full and satiated, which could prevent overeating.

The study was published in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases online on July 29, 2011.

The study participants included 18 men with an average age of 27 and an average body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2. The men fasted overnight and were then assigned to consume meals supplemented with 1.4 or 2.4 grams of whole flaxseeds per megajoule of energy or 2.4 or 3.5 g/MJ of flaxseed dietary fiber.

Over the course of 7 hours, appetite levels were assessed using visual analogue scales and through monitoring appetite-regulating hormones. The scientists also kept track of blood sugar levels and lipid levels.

The researchers observed higher levels of the appetite-regulating hormone ghrelin in the high level flaxseed groups.They also found that the men consuming the highest dose of flaxseed fiber had a significant reduction in blood levels of triglycerides. High triglyceride levels contribute to artery hardening and increased risk of heart attack.

Flaxseed fiber has been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, improved skin health, preventing stroke, and reducing the risk of developing diabetes. Consider adding a little flaxseed to your morning cereal or taking a high quality supplement.

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