A 49-year-old member asked:
Can omega 3 fish oil work to protect your heart as soon as you begin taking it?
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What are the benefits from taking omega-3 fish oil tablets?
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Internal Medicine 37 years experience
None: 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".
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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