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Does the intake of omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 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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Dr. Tracy Lawrence
23 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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil.
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