Flaxseed oil may cause loose stools in some individuals. There is a report of an allergic reaction to FSO, with a 40-year-old woman experiencing ocular pruritis and weeping followed by generalised urticaria and nausea, and vomiting within 10 minutes of taking a spoonful of linseed oil. A subsequent skin prick test produced a positive Flaxseed oil 460
response to linseed. It remains unclear, however, whether this patient consumed FSO
or linseed oil, which is denatured and unfit for human consumption (Alonso et al 1996).
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