Flaxseed Oil lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels

Does flaxseed oil lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Effectiveness Rating for Flaxseed Oil's Ability to Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well flaxseed oil is able to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Flaxseed Oil to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Using Flaxseed Oil to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Flaxseed Oil's Ability to Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There is one study in the database on flaxseed oil; the confidence rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

References

Title of Study
Effect of supplementation with flaxseed oil and different doses of fish oil for 2 weeks on plasma phosphatidylcholine fatty acids in young women

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