Effect of chia seed (Salvia hispanica L.) consumption on cardiovascular risk factors in humans: a systematic review

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Ferreira, Cynthia de Souza; Fomes, Lucilia de Fátima de Sousa; Silva, Gilze Espirito Santo da; Rosa, Glorimar;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Grupo Arán
  • Subject: Dyslipidemia | Hyperlipidemia | Obesity | Salvia | Salvia hispanica | Lamiaceae | Chia seed | Hypertension | Hypertriglyceridemia | Cardiovascular risk | Dislipidemia | Hiperlipidemia | Obesidad | Semillas de chía | Hipertensión | Hipertrigliceridemia | Riesgo cardiovascular

Introduction: chia is a seed rich in such nutrients as proteins, n-3 fatty acids and especially alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), minerals, fibers and antioxidants. Efforts have been made to assess whether human consumption of chia can reduce cardiovascular risk factors; howe... View more
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