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Flaxseed has potent antihypertensive action  Dietary flaxseed exerts a potent antihypertensive action according to Cuban research published online in the journal Hypertension this month. The double-blinded, placebo-controlled study randomized 110 patients with peripheral artery disease to a variety of foods that contained 30 g of milled flaxseed or placebo each day over 6 months to examine the effects of daily ingestion of flaxseed on systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Flaxseed contains ω-3 fatty acids, lignans, and fiber that together may provide benefits to patients with cardiovascular disease. 

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