Diets Rich in Walnuts and Flax Seed May Benefit Bone Health

Written by Susan Sweeny Johnson, PhD, Biochem. A study of 21 overweight participants with slightly elevated cholesterol found that those on a diet of walnuts and flax-seed had a 15 % reduced breakdown of bone compared to the average American diet, and suggests that plant –derived polyunsaturated fatty acids can slow down bone breakdown without affecting bone formation.