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what natural medication can be taken to lower chollesterol and triglicerides?

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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine 16 years experience
Fish oil: Fish oil is great! make sure you get 1.2 grams of epa:dha at 3:2 ratio daily. Take with meals for better absorption and decreasing side effect of fishy taste upon belching! dont buy the products that have saturated fats; the cheaper brands!
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Dr. Kevin Daus commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Red Krill Oil has better results then fish oil because it is a pure form. Both work but Krill is better but cost more!
Feb 25, 2012
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Cholesterol: Best to try mediterranean diet and could try red yeast rice which has Lovastatin as the active ingredient. Also consider nicotinic acid and fish oil.

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Are blueberries the best fruit to lower cholesterol or is there one better?

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