A 46-year-old female asked:
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best kinds of fish besides salmon that's high in the good oils that help with lowering cholesterol? how many mgs flax oil pills should be taken daily?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Fish: Tuna is also best one. Fish oil pills 1-4 grams per day basing on your tolerance and triglyceride levels.
Answered on Oct 4, 2013

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