Recent studies suggest that flaxseed may provide protection against breast cancer and colon cancer. According to a Canadian study that involved more than 6,000 women, it was found that those who regularly ate flaxseed were considerably less likely to develop breast cancer.
Flaxseed is a rich source of lignans, containing more than 800 times more lignans than most other plants. These have antioxidant and estrogen properties which are effective at lowering the risk of cancer. Also, the omega-3 fatty acid found in flaxseed called alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) is thought to inhibit tumor incidence and growth.
It lowers blood pressure