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does shrimp have omega 3 fatty acids

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: A very good question and one that is not easily answered. The one major point is that supplemental omega 3s have no significant value in reducing risk ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience in General Practice
Many: Omega 3 fatty acids are also referred to as fish oil though not all are from fish and as essential fatty acids. The term essential means the body need ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Omega 3 vs Omega6: Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential to the body to maintain certain functions and to aid in keeping you healthy. Most sources of omega-6 fat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Oily fish: Oily fish, salmon for instance.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Very little: This is a high omega 6 oil and should be avoided.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Syed Samee
48 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes but...: They can be taken together without any problem . More important point is who should be taking these . Most healthy people with even fair eating habbit ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is not an omega-3 fatty acid but contains medium-chain fatty acids. It is beneficial in many ways, differently than omega-3.
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: They tend to lower the trigycerides
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Chocolate fat: Cocoa beans contain approximately 50% fat. It is primarily comprised of two saturated fatty acids (palmitic and stearic acids) and one mono-unsaturate ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Cod Liver Oil: Cod liver oil does contain omega 3 fatty acids.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes: They contain vitamin a, d, and e and large amounts can result in toxicity from these vitamins. Also, as they are anti-coagulants, high doses can cause ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
May be.: No direct studies done, but Omega 3 has some anticoagulant properties, so we recommend patients to stop taking Omega 3 before surgical procedures and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Many: Fish is one of the most well known: such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants like brussels sp ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
No.: That's extremely unlikely.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I'm skeptical: The journals and internet are fully of contradictory stuff, but the last three big studies I've seen showed no cardiac benefit, which is what I expect ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
6 years experience in Pharmacology
Generally 1g per day: For the general patient population 1 gram per day of an omega 3 fatty acid fish oil supplement would be sufficient to reduce cardiovascular risks. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
No limit: there is no problem in taking them daily for a long period of time. all your life if you wish
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Wild Fish: Wild fish like salmon, cod, trout, sardines, etc. Also contain vitamin d, of which many people need more.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guolin Wen
25 years experience in Pharmacology
Fish oil: Buy and take some fish oil.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
No: The omega 3s will actually further raise your cholesterol level.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of sch ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, many: They tend to have little effect or a slight increase on the bad cholesterol (ldl), they increase your good cholesterol (HDL) by about 9% and their mai ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
These are generally : To enhance the "good" lipids in your body. Breast cancer patients may be advised to avoid substances that may contain estrogens. No correlation here, ... Read More
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