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The relationship between Linseed oil and Cancer is weak. Linseed oil ranks 869 of 1625 Cancer treatments we have analyzed.

Cancer /ˈkænsər/, also known as a malignant tumor or malignant neoplasm, is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Possible signs and symptoms include: a new lump, abnormal bleeding, a prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements, among others. While these symptoms may indicate cancer they may also occur due to other issues. There are over 100 different known cancers that affect humans.1

Linseed oil Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil is a colourless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae). The oil is obtained by pressing, sometimes followed by solvent extraction. Flax-based oils are sought after as food because of their high levels of α-Linolenic acid (a particular form of omega-3 fatty acid), but it is important that only food-grade oil be used for food.2

Researchers have concluded:

  • Prebiotics have protective effect and may be the useful candidate agents for colon cancer prevention and treatment. The application of selected bioactive food components supported the effect of prebiotics (Tab. 2, Fig. 1, Ref. 16). Full Text in free PDF www.bmj.sk.3

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Strength of evidence

Linseed oil for Cancer ranks in the bottom 6% of condition-treatment relationships we analyzed.

Importantly, we found 4 studies that were randomized and controlled. Such studies are considered the most rigorous, and help to establish or disprove a cause-and-effect relationship between prospective treatments and conditions. So there may be some good evidence on which to make a decision about using Linseed oil for Cancer.

Amount of research

The relationship between Cancer and Linseed oil has been modestly researched. We found 19 research articles on the topic. This places the volume of research in the bottom 25% of condition-treatment relationships we have analyzed.

Research trends

Are researchers becoming more or less interested in Linseed oil for Cancer? The pace of research appears to be increasing.

Registered clinical trials

We found no registered clinical trials investigating Linseed oil for Cancer.

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Please note that our analysis is automated and imperfect. If you have personal insight, please help improve our analysis by rating this relationship and the research supporting it. And check back regularly; we last analyzed research for this relationship on September 03, 2014 @5:56PM, and are constantly updating our database and algorithms.


Other names
Linseed oil for Cancer is also known as Flaxseed oil for AIDS-related cancer, Flaxseed oil for AKKK, Flaxseed oil for Anti-cancer, Flaxseed oil for Borderline (cancer), Flaxseed oil for Cancer (disease), Flaxseed oil for Cancer (medicine), Flaxseed oil fo.

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