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Turkish flaxseed (keten tohumu) is a nutrient rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. It has a variety of benefits, from cell regeneration to skin health. We’ve compiled for you what’s curious about flax seeds. So what are the benefits of flax seed? Beware of this in the consumption of flaxseed…

Flaxseed from the fruits of the flax plant is effective in losing weight as it speeds up metabolism. Flaxseed, which contains vitamins Omega 3, K, B12 and E, is an important herbal source that contains compounds that are beneficial for health. Turkey Medicals member and Dietitian in Istanbul Turkey described the benefits of flaxseed and made important warnings about what to pay attention to when consuming it.


100 grams of flax seed contains up to 28 grams of dietary fiber. In this way, it supports the feeling of satiety and acceleration of the weight loss process. However, it lowers bad cholesterol and regulates blood sugar. It also increases bile acid secretion, is also preferred in the treatment of chronic and acute constipation.

2 tablespoons of flaxseed consumed every day has been found to reduce the fever complaint that occurs during menopause by 46 percent. But because of this content, it is noted that those at risk of breast, prostate cancer, breastfeeding and pregnant women do not use it.

About 55 percent of flaxseed oil’s fatty acids are omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect. It reduces inflammation in the body in rheumatic diseases and people undergoing cancer treatment. It also helps to protect nerve tissues and lower bad cholesterol. Prevents the formation of atherosclerosis.

Due to the phenolic acids it contains, it shows antioxidant, anti microbial and anti cancer properties. In non-hormone-related cancers, it appears to slow the growth of cancer cells.

It also has an antioxidant effect with its high content of vitamin E.


It is also worth noting that flaxseed, although beneficial for health, is not a miraculous nutrient. A lot of attention should also be paid to the recommended amount of consumption. High amounts of flaxseed consumed in the diet for a long time can also increase the risk of cancer, as it increases oxidative stress.

B 6 flaxseed, which contains a component that inhibits the absorption of vitamin, is not recommended for long-term and high use due to this content. Daily consumption should not exceed 40 grams. Consumption of more than 10 tablespoons has a toxic effect. In addition, phytic acid found in flax seeds can bind zinc and calcium minerals, causing deficiencies.


It is not recommended for use in pregnant and lactating patients.

It should not be used in patients with breast and prostate cancer.

It is not recommended for those who use diabetes medication, blood thinners and blood pressure medication.

People with Meadow and wild allergies should consume with caution.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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