A 39-year-old member asked:
Does the intake of omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol?
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Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes and no: They are really better at lowering triglycerides than lowering cholesterol, but lowering high triglycerides may slightly raise the HDL cholesterol and therefore improve the ratio slightly.
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Cardiology 22 years experience
Not really: It generally has a small effect on cholesterol. At high doses like 2000 mg a day it can lower another type of fat called triglycerides.
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Cardiology 51 years experience
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Last updated Dec 11, 2014
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