Type 2 diabetes affects over 6% of the world population with women being a high-risk group. To understand the effects of flaxseed in combating it, a one month study was conducted. About 20 grams of flaxseed powder was added to the daily meals of the patients. After one month the patients saw an 8 to 20% drop in their blood sugar levels.
According to various research, this property of flaxseed is due to the insoluble fibers present in it which slow down the release of sugar into the blood and reduce blood sugar.
It aids in weight management.