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I have 201mg\dl cholesterol and fatty lever grade 1. is omega 3 good for me?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Omega3 & fatty liver: There is evidence that the buildup of fat in the liver may improve by taking omega-3 fatty acids. The effective dose has not been established, however. (Parker HM, Johnson NA, Burdon CA, Cohn JS, O'Connor HT, George J, "Omega-3 supplementation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis." J Hepatol. 2012 Apr;56(4):944-51.)
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Dr. Rachel Chastanet
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Best treatment for Fatty liver is to lose weight, and lowering your carbohydrates can help with that. Also, it's a good idea to eat actual fish, whether or not you take "fish pills."
Jul 31, 2014
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Provided original answer
I agree with Dr. Chastanet's advice. Regarding fish: The fish to eat are the "fatty fish," which include salmon, tuna, trout, herring, sardines, swordfish, striped bass, anchovies, and mackerel.
Jul 31, 2014
Last updated Jul 31, 2014
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