Effect of Flaxseed (FS) diet on the survival of mice 4 months post-XRT. Mice were fed with 0% or 10%FS diet prior (-3 weeks) or post (+2, +4, +6 weeks) X-ray radiation therapy (XRT) and observed for survival up to 16 weeks post-irradiation. Data is represented mean ± SEM of two independent experiments (n = 15 and 25 mice in non-irradiated and irradiated groups, respectively). Panel A: Kinetics of mouse survival. Panel B: Mouse survival 4 months post-XRT. The white, black, gray and hatched bars represent untreated control, 0%FS + XRT, 10%FS and 10%FS + XRT groups, respectively.