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A 28-year-old male asked:

I read somewhere that fish oil supplements shouldn't be taken by diabetics. is this true? i was under the impression that omega 3 is good for heart...

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Fish oil/ diabetes: I am not sure where you read that. Fish oils have a lot of benefits. They lower triglycerides, have beneficial effects on the heart (decrease arrhythmias, inhibit clotting), they are antiinflammatory. If you do not have any of the above problems, fish oils may not have any direct benefit, but they will not hurt. How about trying to increase your n-3/n-6 ratio through a healthy diet?
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Fish oil: Is nit bad for diabetes, especially if they have high triglycerides.
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Last updated Mar 6, 2016

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