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
- Flaxseed and cardiovascular health.
Summary. Atherosclerosis is the build-up of fatty deposits in the walls of the arteries. When these deposits, or plaques, build up in the blood vessels of the heart ...
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- Flaxseed: MedlinePlus Supplements
Flaxseed is a good source of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. The fiber in flaxseed is found primarily in the seed coat. Taken before a meal ...
- Flaxseed | University of Maryland Medical Center
Flaxseed Overview. Flaxseed or linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) comes from the flax plant, an annual herb. The ancient Egyptians used flaxseed as both food and medicine.
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Flax oil (also known as Flaxseed Oil) is the richest natural source of plant-based Omega-3 fatty acids available. The flaxseed oil is derived from flax seeds which ...
- Flaxseed oil: MedlinePlus Supplements
Flaxseed is the seed from the plant Linum usitatissimum. Oil from the seed is used to make medicine. People try flaxseed oil for many different conditions, including ...
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Coronary atherosclerosis is a condition in which a person's arteries become clogged and hardened. This puts the person at high...
- Atheroma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An atheroma is an accumulation of degenerative material in the tunica intima (inner layer) of artery walls. The material consists of (mostly) macrophage cells, or ...