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Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on April 25 at 9:45 am BST (3:45 am CT) for a special episode of ‘Just One Thing’ hosted by Dr. Michael Mosely. Joining him will be Dr. Grant Pierce, cardiovascular researcher from St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre and the University of Manitoba.

The BBC reached out to Pierce as a world-renowned researcher in the field of cardiovascular health and nutrition who had extensively studied the health benefits of flaxseed, particularly its effects on cardiovascular disease prevention and management.

The “Just One Thing” show focuses on practical and achievable steps individuals can take to improve their health and well-being. In each episode, Mosely typically highlights one simple change people can make in their lives to positively impact their health.

Pierce’s research has demonstrated that incorporating flaxseed into the diet can have a range of positive effects on cardiovascular health. These benefits include reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, and enhancing arterial function. Additionally, flaxseed consumption has been linked to a decreased risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

Mosley is recognized for his engaging and accessible approach to communicating complex health and science concepts to a wide audience, making him a trusted figure in the field of health journalism and education.

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