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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Fish best: No evidence taking capsules help. Recommendation is to eat fish at least twice a week.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
EPA ; DHA: Fish oil and krill oil have 2 major components: epa and dha. Generally people need at least 1-2 grams of epa, and at least 500 mg dha daily. The pre ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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You Like Fish Burps?: Better to split them up. Better absorbed with food. If you don't eat three meals a day then take two with one meal and one with another. but in this c ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
Placebo: I suspect mosly a placebo effect. There is at least some evidence that it might have some mental health benefits, but the research is conflicting.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Read labels: Look at the details of the supplement. Many fish oil supplements actually have very little omega 3's in them, & it's often difficult to tell what else ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
28 years experience Family Medicine
In excess: Fish oil does have some properties as a blood thinner, and may, in the extreme, contribute to bruising or affect a patient in surgery. Omega-3 supple ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Omega 3: Omega 3 is a kind of fatty acid. To gain weight from ingesting them you'd need to have a large daily intake of the foods containing them. If taking om ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Prostaglandins: Hi. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential in the diet (our bodies can't make them). They are used to make prostaglandins, a family of small, hormone-like ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Fish oil: Omega 3 fatty acid are also found in fish oils including cod liver oil. They include include DHA = docosahexaenoic and EPA = eicosapentaenoic acid ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Vascular: Omega3 fatty acid helps to rejuvenate your vascularity -- giving strength and elasticity.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Omega 3 = snake oil: Omega 3 fish oil is the same as snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish/snake oils reduce triglycer ... Read More

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