Was It the Flaxseed, Fat Restriction, or Both?

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DESCRIPTION: Researchers set to find out what it was about a flaxseed-supplemented lower fat diet that so effectively appeared to decrease prostate cancer growth. If the title of this video made no sense to you, make sure you see the first half of Flaxseed vs. Prostate Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/flaxseed-vs-prostate-cancer/).

This reminds me of the experiment described in Is It the Diet, the Exercise, or Both? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-it-the-diet-the-exercise-or-both/) in which researchers try to tease out the individual effects of a similar composite treatment—a plant-based diet and walking—on the growth of prostate cancer cells in vitro. The difference between what researchers say they’re testing and what actually gets tested (like the “low” fat diet here) comes up over and over (for example in EPIC Study http://nutritionfacts.org/video/epic-study/).

In the next video Flaxseed vs. Diabetes (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/flaxseed-vs-diabetes/) we’ll see what hope our 7th leading killer has against the humble flax seed.

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