Question asked by: 
Guest at Being Together Hertfordshire
Date asked: 
Nov 2016

‘I’ve read that people that have certain cancers, including ovarian, shouldn’t eat flax seeds, as they have an oestrogen effect on the body.Is this true?’

‘I’ve read that people that have certain cancers, including ovarian, shouldn’t eat flax seeds?
We believe there’s not really any evidence for this.
Response by Guest Expert Being Together Hertfordshire: Imelda Flanagan CNS

I think somebody had seen a paper to suggest this, but we believe there’s not really any evidence for this.  We don’t think there’s any danger, but I guess if people are worried, then you have to choose for yourself.

We don’t have any definitive evidence to say that you should definitely avoid flax
Response by Guest Expert Being Together Hertfordshire: Dr Rebecca Kristeleit

I think that’s good advice, and I think we don’t have any definitive evidence to say that you should definitely avoid flax seed, but if you’re worried about it, then I’m sure it’s probably easy to avoid in the diet.