Flaxseed: Small, but great inside (part 1, recreated)

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This is my first post on the remarkable nutritional properties of flaxseed.
The article from 2014 reported under the picture describes the medical properties on humans very well.
Especially I like Fig. 3, which summarizes the properties effectively.

(my work, CC0)

Flax and flaxseed oil: an ancient medicine & modern functional food  (pdf)
J Food Sci Technol. 2014 Sep; 51(9): 1633–1653.
Published online 2014 Jan 10. doi:  [10.1007/s13197-013-1247-9]

Flaxseed is emerging as an important functional food ingredient because of its rich contents of α-linolenic acid (ALA, omega-3 fatty acid), lignans, and fiber. Flaxseed oil, fibers and flax lignans have potential health benefits such as in reduction of cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, autoimmune and neurological disorders. Flax protein helps in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and in supporting the immune system. As a functional food ingredient, flax or flaxseed oil has been incorporated into baked foods, juices, milk and dairy products, muffins, dry pasta products, macaroni and meat products. The present review focuses on the evidences of the potential health benefits of flaxseed through human and animals’ recent studies and commercial use in various food products.

Fig. 3

#flaxseed #flax #semi di lino #leinsamen #food #lignans #antioxidant #medicine #health #salute #nutrition #diet #alimentazione #fiber #omega #fat #fatty #vegan #vegetarian #anti-inflammatory #diabetes #hypertension #ipertensione arteriosa  #non pharmacological interventions

This is a recreation of one of my old posts which were being lost for some technical reason.

see also:
Flaxseed: Small, but great inside (part 2, recreated)
Flaxseed: Small, but great inside (part 3)
Safety Profile of Flaxseed (2018)
mangio molto la "linhaça" da quando  ho cambiato continente ;)
Ciao @Giacomino
Infatti, anche a casa nostra li usiamo abbondantemente. Semi interi quando facciamo il pane e semi macinati grezzamente più volte alla settimana in aggiunta al muesli.  
Tutto questo non tanto per motivi salutistici ma perchè piacciono davvero.
A Novel Brief Therapy for Patients Who Attempt Suicide (2016)

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Forty years later, Motto could remember the first sentence: “You are the most persistent son-of-a-bitch I’ve ever encountered, so you must really be sincere in your interest in me.” There it was, a perfect encapsulation of the study’s aims. Motto called it “the bingo letter.”

alysonsee (Hz)alysonsee (Hz) wrote the following post Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:14:51 +0100
How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal
This article made me think of @Are0h 's thoughtful, supportive posts to whomever might be reading them.

"A long-retired psychiatrist and suicide researcher named Jerome Motto ... wasn’t well-known ... [but] he was the only American to devise an experiment that dramatically reduced suicide deaths. His technique didn’t involve a complicated thousand-page manual to follow or $1 billion in pharmaceutical research and development. All he did was send occasional letters to those at risk.... He wondered if the simple act of showing people that he was there for them—and expected nothing in return—would make suicidal patients feel less isolated, less in conflict with themselves." His initial, four-year study showed the suicide rate among those who received regular contact was half of the group who had not received these short letters and notes.

How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

h/t @Jimmy "Hedgie" Brokaw

A Novel Brief Therapy for Patients Who Attempt Suicide: A 24-months Follow-Up Randomized Controlled Study of the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program (ASSIP)
Published: March 1, 2016 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001968

ASSIP, a manual-based brief therapy for patients who have recently attempted suicide, administered in addition to the usual clinical treatment, was efficacious in reducing suicidal behavior in a real-world clinical setting. ASSIP fulfills the need for an easy-to-administer low-cost intervention. Large pragmatic trials will be needed to conclusively establish the efficacy of ASSIP and replicate our findings in other clinical settings.

Edit: #non pharmacological interventions
Thanks @Manuel
Can Three Numbers Stem the Tide of American Suicides? (2019, TheAtlantic)

A simple phone-line change is poised to put millions more people in touch with sympathetic strangers.

“We’re not very good at predicting who will attempt suicide,” he says.
“But we’re much better at helping to keep people safe.”
Appendix: The Spanish Case, a Devastating Pandemic...

El suicidio se puede prevenir pero sigue siendo la primera causa externa de fallecimiento


Las muertes por suicidio siguen siendo la primera causa externa de fallecimiento, muy por delante de los accidentes de tráfico, como recordó ayer la Confederación Salud Mental España en el Día Mundial de la Salud Mental, que este año se centró en la prevención del suicidio.

Según los últimos datos del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), el total de muertes por esta causa se elevó a 3.679 en 2017. Además, la cifra ha crecido en un 3,1% respecto al registro de 2016 y es la más elevada en los últimos doce años: supone que una media de 10 personas al día se quita la vida en España.
Flaxseed: Small, but great inside (part 2, recreated)

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In summary, flaxseed induced one of the most potent antihypertensive effects achieved
by a dietary intervention.

(my work, CC0)

Potent Antihypertensive Action of Dietary Flaxseed in Hypertensive Patients (Abstract)
Hypertension. 2013;62:1081-1089
Originally published November 13, 2013

Flaxseed contains ω-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber that together may provide benefits to patients with cardiovascular disease. Animal work identified that patients with peripheral artery disease may particularly benefit from dietary supplementation with flaxseed. Hypertension is commonly associated with peripheral artery disease. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of daily ingestion of flaxseed on systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in peripheral artery disease patients. In this prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial, patients (110 in total) ingested a variety of foods that contained 30 g of milled flaxseed or placebo each day over 6 months. Plasma levels of the ω-3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid and enterolignans increased 2- to 50-fold in the flaxseed-fed group but did not increase significantly in the placebo group. Patient body weights were not significantly different between the 2 groups at any time. SBP was ≈10 mm Hg lower, and DBP was ≈7 mm Hg lower in the flaxseed group compared with placebo after 6 months. Patients who entered the trial with a SBP ≥140 mm Hg at baseline obtained a significant reduction of 15 mm Hg in SBP and 7 mm Hg in DBP from flaxseed ingestion. The antihypertensive effect was achieved selectively in hypertensive patients. Circulating α-linolenic acid levels correlated with SBP and DBP, and lignan levels correlated with changes in DBP. In summary, flaxseed induced one of the most potent antihypertensive effects achieved by a dietary intervention.

Extraordinary results reported in a rare example of a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of a dietary intervention (flaxseeds) to combat one of our leading killers, high blood pressure.
Michael Greger M.D. FACLM, 2015

Flax Seeds for Hypertension
by NutritionFacts.org on YouTube

Further information:
Flaxseed: Small, but great inside (part 1, recreated)
Flaxseed: Small, but great inside (part 3)
Safety Profile of Flaxseed (2018)

Edit 12/18: link update

This is a recreation of one of my old posts which were being lost for some technical reason.

#flaxseed #flax #semi di lino #leinsamen #food #lignans #antioxidant #medicine #health #salute #nutrition #diet #alimentazione #fiber #omega #fat #fatty #vegan #vegetarian #anti-inflammatory #diabetes #hypertension #ipertensione arteriosa  #non pharmacological interventions
Wow, very interesting, thank you for taking the care to re-create this post. I had missed the original. :)
Viva la Primavera ! (aspettando novembre)

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Image/photoFoto mia d'oggi, CCO
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Well known are the health benefits of vergin olive oil.
A little less is known about the health properties of the leaves.
For example, a decoction of leaves could be very helpful in case of borderline arterial hypertension and hypercholesterolemia.

Here is an article that gives a good overview :
Polyphenols benefits of olive leaf (Olea europaea L) to human health. (2015)
(Nutr Hosp. 2015;31:1427-1433) DOI:10.3305/nh.2015.31.3.8400

Edit: added #non pharmacological interventions
And olive leaf tea is lovely. Our guests are drinking it with their breakfast this morning.
Di oggi, un anno dopo, si, un altro giro di giostra (aspettando novembre)
Che quest'anno sia un anno buono come quello precedente !