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A 48-year-old member asked:

is fish oil good for you?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
It may be: It may lower triglycerides.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
It is: Improve triglycerides, decrease free fatty acids in some patients.
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Happy heart: Dr v pointed out how fish oil can help your blood cholesterol. We also know that taking fish oil can lower your risk of heart attacks and dying from bad heart rhythms, the very things we're trying to prevent. Does an "apple a day keeps the doctor away?" maybe we should be saying fish oil instead of apple!
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Hype : 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".
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not true, DHA fish oil will raise LDL but EPA fish oil lowers both triglycerides and LDL-C
Feb 9, 2015
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes,: but those that contain EPA omega-3 lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, those that contain both DHA and EPA will lower triglycerides but raise LDL cholesterol. If you don't want dietary supplement fish oil there's prescription EPA Vascepa or EPA/DHA Lovaza. Epanova is another just approved by FDA.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Provided original answer
Not true, the DHA fish oil does raise LDL but EPA lowers both triglycerides and LDL-C
Feb 9, 2015

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What exactly is fish oil good for?

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High cholesterol: Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for lowering your LDL cholesterol and your triglycerides and improving your cardiac health. Red krill oil has the same benefits without the fishy taste or fishy burps.
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What are the proven advantages of taking fish oil?

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Is there really no issue to consume large amounts of fish oil?

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Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil.
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Is it good to take fish oil?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Marine Fish Oil: Has a large amount of scientific studies to support its usefulness. It is often taken to lower triglycerides and for eyes, brain, joint, and mood. Make sure you get a good brand w/about 50% of the total mgs in epa ; dha. If you are on a blood thinner check w/doc first.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

Does taking fish oil for a long time good for you ?

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Pediatrics 41 years experience
Fish oil supplements: Fish oil in moderation is okay. Fish oil can increase your risks of bleeding, so if some one has a bleeding diathesis, they should be cautious. Fish oil also acts as an anti inflammatory so if somebody your age is working out strenuously, it would help.

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