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does fish oil help with weight loss?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: Fish oil and fish based diet helps with leptin which is high due to inflammation in body - fish oil reduces inflammatory markers and helps with weight loss.
Answered on Dec 9, 2014
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Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Doubtful: Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman".
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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Weight loss: Neither will lead to any known benefit ;save money and eat fewer calorie's along with increased exercise for actual weight loss!
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None....: That i'm aware of. Exercise, low fat diet with plenty of fruits & veggies while limiting products that contain processed sugars.

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