A 26-year-old member asked:
does fish oil help with weight loss?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Vasu Brown answered
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
Dr. Michael Rothman answered
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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