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Arteriosclerosis; Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis 

Flaxseed oil; Graine de lin; Leinsamen; Linseed; Linseed oil; Lint bells; Linum; Linum usitatissimum; Winterlein 

Atherosclerosis (ath-er-o-skle-RO-sis) is the hardening and narrowing of the arteries. It is caused by the slow buildup of plaque (plak) on the inside of walls of the arteries. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in your blood. As it grows, the buildup of plaque narrows the inside of the artery and, in time, may restrict blood flow.

The seed of the flax plant. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and a compound called lignin. It is being studied in the prevention of prostate cancer. Also called linseed.


Atherosclerosis as related to Flaxseed