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Cholesterol Fish Oil Tablets
May increase LDL: Prescription fish oil (lovaza) is indicated for treatment of high triglyceride, but in doing so it actually raises the LDL a bit. Taking it as a supplement (smaller dose--1/4 of dose) may not do much at all in term of changing the lipid profile. So, if u need to lower ldl, fish oil is not the way to go. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more
Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Your liver increases your production of cholesterol, not necessarily the food you eat. Cholesterol is the building block of all hormones in the body and is necessary for life. However high cholesterol or very low cholesterol is not ideal. High cholesterol must be balanced with good cholesterol (HDL) so that it can be removed from the body. Fish oil has good omegas 3's for our body. ...Read more
Yes: Omega-3 fish oils are excellent supplements for many body systems, particularly the heart. Omega-3's do less to lower the bad cholesterol, but do increase the level of the hdlor "good cholesterol", and hence your good-to-bad cholesterol ratio. This in turn can lower your risk of heart disease. ...Read more
No but ...: Fish oils do not contain testosterone but there are a few studies showing that fish oils can decrease sex hormone binding globulin (a molecule that binds to testosterone), thereby increasing the amount of free testosterone (the active form of testosterone) available to use. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?
Yes but only if . . : High dose fish oil sold as prescription Lovaza (https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=4012) at 4g daily is approved for use in those with triglycerides >500mg/dl. Before you try to substitute cheap low cost fish oil, read label carefully. Otc products have 180mg epa + 120mg dha in 1g of fish oil while Lovaza has 465mg epa + 375mg dha in 1g and you take 4 daily. ...Read more
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