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Muffins, bagels to fight disease


October 30, 2008
By Winnipeg Free Press

Oct. 30, 2008, WINNIPEG – A $1.5 million study will bring muffins and bagels to patients
all over Winnipeg in a bid to test the effect of flax on cardiovascular
disease.

Oct. 30, 2008, WINNIPEG – A $1.5 million study will bring muffins and bagels to patients
all over Winnipeg in a bid to test the effect of flax on cardiovascular
disease.

"If we are able to provide intervention” in some vascular problems,
said Dr. Randy Guzman, a vascular surgeon who will oversee the study,
“perhaps we can prevent” them.


Currently,
it’s accepted that flax reduces hardening of the arteries, contains
cancer-fighting qualities and is a good source of fibre. Researchers
expect that the group receiving flax in their food will have fewer
heart health problems, such as stroke, heart attack, chest pain and
episodes of irregular heart beat. That group is also expected to have
an easier time exercising. | FULL STORY

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