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Does Fish Oil Reduce Inflammation
Yes: The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil have anti-inflammatory effects. Aside from fish oil which provides dha and epa, other good sources of the omega-3 ala are the algae that the fish eat, vegetable oils, such as soybean, rapeseed (canola), and flaxseed, walnuts, and some green vegetables, such as brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens. The converts small amounts of ala to epa and dha. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Good quality: marine fish oil has many research-based benefits. It makes the platelets silky so if you are on a blood thinner consult w/doc. Some folks take 6-8 caps daily under supervision. Poor quality MFO can be contaminated w/toxins so get a good brand that has been purified and is 50% EPA&DHA. Peace and good health. MFO is a powerful overall anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
What is the recommended dose of fish oil for endurance athletes looking to reduce inflammation and recover fast?
Fishoil: 900 mg of epa+dha... Check the labels. Usually, the standard 1000mg gel caps only have 300mg... ...Read more
How much inflammation does aspirin and fish oil really reduce in high risk patients with cad? Does it reduce plaque buildup?
Depends: Nothing much can make up for the typical horrible American diet and lack of exercise, and smoking. Pills without lifestyle changes can help some but there is clinical evidence that a 10% fat diet does REDUCE plaque over time. See the Dean Ornish, M.D. diet plan. And do what your doc recommends medicine-wise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a natural way to lower inflammation? Fish oil etc. Obviously drugs but this is a different reason for the question!
Anti-infl.diet,herbs: One good way to lower inflammation is the anti-inflammatory diet- see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02012/anti-inflammatory-diet fish, flax ;/or hemp oil help. Many herbs have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, some of the best being turmeric, boswellia ; ginger. Resveratrol derived from japanese knotweed is another useful anti-inflammatory agent. ...Read more
Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: I am not aware of any interaction. Google it! ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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