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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Anderson
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
All Omega-3: This study looked at whether high bloodstream levels of certain vitamins were associated with a protective effect against developing prostate cancer. ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Omega 3 in general: But not from flaxseed.

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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Fish oil: Too much of anything is good for nothing. Your physician has to decide whether you need fish oil or not. If so how much. In order to make this decisio ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
EPA: We all need two essential fatty acids in our diet but they have to be processed in the body to produce important metabolites that play a part in infla ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
None: 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
20 years experience Cardiology
No: Fish oil can reduce the risk of dementia such as alzheimer's ... It won't affect memory otherwise.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Sort of: Omega 3 is a more scientific name for a type of fatty acid found in certain oils. It's good stuff! salmon oil has some omega 3 in it in addition t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO: OMega 3 fish oil does not help the eye. The chalazion is a growth in the eyelid and is difficult to get rid of. Surgery or an injection will cause imp ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Omega-3 fish oils are excellent supplements for many body systems, particularly the heart. Omega-3's do less to lower the bad cholesterol, but do inc ... Read More
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