Effects of hempseed and flaxseed oils on the profile of serum lipids, serum total and lipoprotein lipid concentrations and haemostatic factors
by Ursula S. Schwab, James C. Callaway, Arja T. Erkkilä, Jukka Gynther, Matti I.J. Uusitupa, Tomi Järvinen
Background Both hempseed oil (HO) and flaxseed oil (FO) contain high amounts of essential fatty acids (FAs); i.e. linoleic acid (LA, 18:2n-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3n- 3), but almost in opposite ratios.