A 39-year-old female asked:
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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Cardiology 23 years experience
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Psychiatry 23 years experience
Fish oil for brain: The omega 3 fatty acids must be from fish rather than from plant source in order to benefit brain health. Take ~1200mg epa/day + ~1000mg dha /day must be taken with food or drink that has fat in it, in order to absorb the fish oil....Otherwise you will be flushing your omega3 fish oil down the toilet without having absorbed it.
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Last updated May 7, 2016
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