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Does fish oils lower cholesterol and triglycerides?

Does fish oils lower cholesterol and triglycerides?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol is a measure of fat produced by the body by genetics as well as by diet. Your total cholesterol measures the triglycerides (increases with high sugary foods and baked goods, helped with fish oil), HDL (your good cholesterol-difficult to increase but helped with exercise, hormone replacement, niacin) and LDL (your bad cholesterol, decrease this w/ lean protein, ...Read more


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Can fish oil lower triglyceride and cholesterol ?

Can fish oil lower triglyceride and cholesterol  ?

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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Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

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 more

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Can taking fish oil supplements lower cholesterol?

Can taking fish oil supplements lower cholesterol?

Sort of: Fish oil in moderate doses can help lower triglycerides and has modest effects if any on HDL and ldl. Too much fish oil can raise ldl. ...Read more

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Can omega fish oil lower psa?

Can omega fish oil lower psa?

Doubtful: Psa rises from enlarged prostate or tumor. Omega fish oil is not likely to impactbthis. ...Read more

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Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Tc 240, trig 45, HDL 85, LDL 146. Intolerant of statins, fibrates, Zetia (ezetimibe) and niacin.Diet good, exercise and take fish oil. Any other therapies?

Find and Fix Causes: High LDL levels may result from overproduction of LDL particles, decreased clearance of LDL particles, or both. In some cases common LDL lowering medications are not sufficient to control high LDL levels. Consideration should be given to identifyihng genetic causes (familial hypercholesterolemia), or acquired medical problems (thyroid, renal, liver, glucose related disorders) that could be present ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Does fish oil increases cholesterol?

Does fish oil increases cholesterol?

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

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Are fish oil omega 3 pills good for cholesterol?

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

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What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

Fish oils: read these: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-993-fish%20oil.aspx?activeingredientid=993&activeingredientname=fish%20oil http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/krill-oil-vs-fish-oil-whats-the-difference http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/fats-and-oils/item/q-what-s-the-difference-between-fish-oil-and-cod-liver-oil.html

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Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

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 more

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Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. Lots of faith involved not sure any reliable studies comparing oils ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Which is better fax seed oil or fish oil supplements?

Fish Oil: Fish oil does not need to be converted in the body to obtain the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids but flax seed does so fish oil would be the better supplement. My best. ...Read more

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Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Which do you recommend, cod liver oil vs. Fish oil?

Omega 3 is good: Many people can not eat enough fish to get sufficienct omega 3. I am a firm advocate of taking this. I like fish oil better than cod liver oil due to its purification and processing. For heart disease it is 2-4 grams, for joint paint 4-6 grams and for prevention 2grams. For mental health it is dha not epa that you need. ...Read more

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Is omega-3 fish oil good for the liver?

Is omega-3 fish oil good for the liver?

Take better care!: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is worthless, & liver supplements can't fix a diseased liver. If you indeed have liver disorder, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. At this time, re-evaluate what you're taking that may hurt the liver (e.g. over-the-counter agents, herbals, too much alcohol--as you asked about before). ...Read more

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Is smart balance omega-3 butter fish oil considered safe?

Is smart balance omega-3 butter fish oil considered safe?

See below: It should be unless you are allergic to fish. ...Read more

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Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Oil: There isn't good scientific evidence for either of these benefitting anything but possibly triglycerides. Anecdotes and commercials abound however. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

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


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Niaspan (Definition)

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