Cairo: A new study by researchers from Egypt suggests that the use of flaxseed oil in food could help reduce the risk of osteoporosis in post-menopausal and diabetic women. Mer Harvi and his team at the National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, experimented with 70 female albino rats- 30 out of which had had their ovaries removed (ovx)- to come up with their findings. Thereafter, the rats were classified as control, sham, diabetic, diabetic received flaxseed oil in the diet, ovx, ovx-diabetic and ovx-diabetic received flaxseed oil in the diet.
Harvi and colleagues write: "We recommend further investigations using animals and humans to confirm the effect of using dietary flaxseed oil to improve bone health and to prevent osteoporosis." ANI