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Perspectivas en Nutrición Humana

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RUIZ PINEDA, Adriana Marcela et al. Consumption of ground flaxseed for overweight individuals to lose weight. Perspect Nut Hum [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.1, pp.45-56. ISSN 0124-4108.

Objective: To describe changes in weight, body fat mass and food intake in overweight and obese people, who consumed 30 g of ground flaxseed daily during eight weeks and to report the tolerance to this treatment. Materials and methods:It was an intervention study. A group of 10 overweight adults were selected to voluntarily consume 30 g of ground flaxseed through eight weeks. They were asked not to change their usual food intake and their physical activity routine during the intervention. , Food consumption, physical activity and anthropometric variables were measured at baseline, week four and week eight. Subject's tolerance to consumption of ground flaxseed was measured each week. Results: No significant changes in weight (p=0,610), and body fat mass (p=0,866) were observed. Participants did not report adverse effects. Conclusions: Intake of 30 g of ground flaxseed daily for eight weeks, without reductions of caloric intake and without increases in physical activity didn't show significant weight reductions in overweight individuals.

Keywords : flaxseed; eating; weight, fat percentage; overweight; obesity; weight loss.

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