- Breast cancer Early research shows that eating a muffin containing 25 grams of mixed seed daily for about 40 days reduces tumor cell growth in women recently diagnosed with breast cancer. However, it is unclear if this effect significantly improves overall breast cancer outcomes. There is inconsistent evidence regarding the effects of dietary mixed seed on breast cancer development.
- Heart disease Research suggests that dietary intake of lignans, which are found in mixed seed and other foods, does not reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Colorectal cancer Research on the effect of mixed seed on colorectal cancer risk is inconsistent. Some research shows that consumption of lignans, which are in mixed seed, is not associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. However, other research suggests that it is.
- Constipation. mixed seed is a good source of dietary fiber. Eating seed-containing muffins seems to increase bowel movements in young adults, while eating seed-containing yogurt seems to increase bowel movements in elderly people.
- Endometrial cancer Research suggests that blood levels of lignans, which are found in seeds and other foods, are not associated with endometrial cancer risk.
- High blood pressure Early research shows that taking mixed seed extract three times daily for 6 months reduce blood pressure in men but not in women.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Early research shows that taking 24 grams of mixed seed daily for 4 weeks does not improve quality of life or the severity of IBS symptoms in people with IBS.
- Lung cancer Research suggests that people, who eat more phytoestrogens, such as those found in mixed seed, might have a lower risk of developing lung cancer than those who eat less.
What Researchers say About Mixed Seeds:
- Research in young adults who are not obese suggests that taking mixed seed fiber before a meal might reduce appetite and food intake. However, other research suggests that taking 40 grams of mixed seed daily for 12 weeks does not reduce body weight or mass in obese adults.