A 24-year-old male asked:
for five months me and my friend are doing a vegetarian/fruit/fish diet only. we eat fish every day (salmon, shrimps,tuna). we now what we eat low mercury fish but can these fish cause cholesterol lvl to be high? any side effects?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Layne Hermansen answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Omega 3: Omega 3 found in certain types of fish improve cholesterol and also help reduce inflammation that is the initial cause of atherosclerosis. No worries with increasing cholesterol eating fish like you're doing.
Answered on Nov 23, 2015
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