Your Health: Jul. 23, 2001


SEEDY SOLUTION Flaxseed, a staple of the preindustrial diet, may help prevent a scourge of modern man: prostate cancer. Three rounded tablespoons of the ground grain a day, combined with a low-fat diet, reduced expected tumor growth and lowered levels of hormones and other markers associated with a problem prostate. Flaxseed is high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, both of which have been shown to protect against cancer.


HERBS IN THE O.R. Taking garlic pills? St. John's wort? Ginseng? Stop if you're scheduled to have surgery next week. A new study urges that six common herbal...

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