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Medina, NY
A 42-year-old male asked:

I just started taking omega 3 fish oil to help lower my triglycerides. i read that it may cause afib. i already have pacs and pvcs. i told the nurse at my doctors i was going to start fish oil. should i continue taking the fish oil?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
I haven't recommended discontinuing omega 3 fish oil on the basis of recent studies. . I do recommend highly purified products and no more than combined EPA & DHA of 1000 mgs per day unless you're treating high triglycerides which require higher doses. I believe that omega 3 fish oils contribute to cardiovascular health. If you're overly concerned you could try EPA alone.
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