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what is fish oil?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Fish oil: Fish oil is the oil found in many cold water fish, such as mackerel, tuna, salmon, sturgeon, mullet, bluefish, anchovy, sardines, herring, trout, and menhaden. It's rich in omega-3 fats -- essential to our diets because our bodies cannot make them. You can also get this in supplement form -- at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day if you have depression.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Grease: Or fat from fish like salmon or others, used as a supplement to fight inflammation.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Concentrated: to contain varying amounts of the omega-3 EPA and DHA, sold as dietary supplements or prescription Lovaza or Vascepa

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is fish oil harmful?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No/Yes: Most anything can be harmful if taken improperly. Think about it, drinking too much water can make you very ill or you can die. Fish oil, like anything else should be taken according to manufacturer's directions or according to your health care provider. Fish oils have many beneficial effects if used properly and if a reputable product is purchased. Some fish oils are alleged to be contaminate.
TX
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.
Triadelphia, WV
A 37-year-old female asked:

What does fish oil do for u?

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Omegas: Fish oils are the most important source of vitamin a and the omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids which are critical to good health.
Washington, DC
A 49-year-old female asked:

How long to use fish oil?

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Dr. Sonia Chadha
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fish Oil: Studies have shown that moderate consumption of fish oil can reduce heart disease risk. This is less than 250 mg/day. Consuming more than that, may not offer additional value.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
The most recent studies have not shown any significant benefit - it's no longer recommended.
Oct 4, 2014
Pennsboro, WV
A 40-year-old female asked:

Do you recommend fish oil?

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Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Fish Oil: Definitely. Fish oil and Omega 3s help with inflammation and can lower cholesterol. At least 1 gram a day if not 2 grams.

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