Flaxseed oil is used as a laxative, to lose weight, to sooth rough or irritated skin, and to prevent breast, colon and prostate cancer, according to WebMD. The omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed oil may also be used t... More »

Flaxseed oil capsules and all flaxseed oil products are used to treat a variety of conditions. Some of the common conditions include breast cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, anxiety, benign ... More »

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Fish oil contains two omega-3 fatty acids types, and flaxseed oil consists of one kind that breaks down into the other two types, according to The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. Flaxseed is a plant-based sou... More »

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There is evidence that flaxseed can reduce your risk of heart disease, breast and prostate cancer, stroke and diabetes, according to WebMD. Other studies have shown it to also be effective in reducing the risk of cardiov... More »

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Flaxseed oil is commonly used by men to lower the rate of prostate cancer, but no scientific evidence supports this as of 2015, according to Mayo Clinic. Though there have been studies, the outcome of the effect of flaxs... More »

Flaxseed and fish oil both contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help to treat or prevent many different diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, ADHD and asthma, according to WebMD. Flaxseed and fish oil may als... More »

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Taking a flaxseed oil 1000mg dosage is less beneficial than consuming raw flaxseed because the former is a concentrated source of alpha-linoleic acid, which has been linked to increased risk of prostate cancer. Moreover,... More »

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