A 59-year-old male asked:
if fish oil lower ldl or increase ldl as there are conflict answer from this web-site.?
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Cardiology 46 years experience
Lowers trigs: It lowers triglycerides , but it can raise ldl.
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Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
Depends on Omega-3: New research shows a different effect of epa on LDL versus dha+epa. Traditional fish oil products are dha+epa combinations and frequently raise LDL levels. Epa only has a unique effect of lowering LDL at higher doses. Thus, the answer of how fish oil impacts LDL depends on the composition of omega-3 in a specific product.
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Last updated Dec 7, 2012
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