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Is fish oil a good supplement to use

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: In general yes, however, these are frequently not regulated by the fda since they are supplements. However omega-3 fatty acids have a number of posit ... Read More
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Hype : Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides ... Read More
Dr. Shawn Saunders
20 years experience Pharmacology
Depends : Fish oil is obviously sourced from fish - which can harbor toxins from our oceans (oxymetazoline). These may make their way into fish oil, unfiltered ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Many : Fish ol supplements are not controlled, so it's "russian roulette" when choosing one over the counter. Prescription fish oils are properly controlled ... Read More
Dr. James Underberg
34 years experience Internal Medicine
One that is tested : Many fish oil supplements are available commercially. Two currently by prescription and fda reviewed, however, there are many others that are as high, ... Read More
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Only two: Are tested by a government agency so you know the purity: Lovaza and Vascepa. They both lower high triglycerides well and EPA Vascepa also lowers LDL ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Controversial: Presently iit's consdered to be good but that may change. Recent studies debunked the myth that Niacin was good. Time will tell.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
The most thorough: way to assess and manage cholesterol issues is to look a the lab values from the blood test your doc does. High triglycerides need good quality marin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: You should get the fish oil with enteric-coated capsules. That will reduce the fishy burps. I know: it's gross!
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
No both: Oil fish is more used for treatment of hyperglycemia and you must take about 6 caps daily and L-arginine can help for muscle growth. But i prefer crea ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Omega 3s: Both epa and dha are long chained fatty acids mainly found in fish. They provide much needed omega 3 which is said to improve heart health along with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: you want to continue your healthy lifestyle, your HDL is very good, your LDL is bit high, if stays on that level, you might benefit from a low dose st ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Daily if: You don't drink milk or by-products, or if deficient in diet.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Red yeast rice contains statin similar to what you may find in many cholesterol lowering drugs but the dose is uneven. Getting to close to normal weig ... Read More

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