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Is Fish Oil Fat Soluble
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
Is it true that taking fish oil helps me to become fat? Because I have a friend taking it & now her face and body becomes fat
Depends: You tend to metabolize muscle when you're in a calorie deprived state so if you're on a weight reduction diet, you're at risk. You can minimize this by 1) exercising regularly and b) eating protein which is what muscle requires to regenerate. Fish oil can raise your HDL ('good") cholesterol but is not special for preserving muscle. ...Read more
Are "good fats" like fish oil, avocado, nuts, etc., a problem after gall bladder surgery? Or is it just things like deep fried and greasy foods?
I have high triglycerides & high body fat %; I read that I should take fish oil pills, so I do. Can they cause breakthrough bleeding while on ocps? If so, should I stop or what strength should I take?
Minor bleeding: Abnormalities have been shown with fish oils in some studies associated with platelet effects, but in practice it isn't normally a problem. Yes fish oils will reduce high triglycerides. ...Read more
I am 19yr 6ft 70kg vegetarian, lost 40kg in a year recently had hair loss due to dandruff, half of my hairs are thin/thick I am taking biotin, fish oil?
I have low cholesterol.113 total. Is that too low? Ldl48 hdl45 triglycerides 99 I follow a low fat diet and take Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg and fish oil bid
Lipids: These numbers are fine. I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more
Do the below products have any sideeffects on sperm count and erection? 3g extreme fat burners On 100% gold standard whey Orange triad On fish oil
Supplements: Supplements like the ones listed may have a variety of effects and unintended side effects. And there are a great many factors that influence erectile function and spermatogenesis; though that's not a simple answer, if you want to go through things in more detail, consider an inbox consult with a physician here on HealthTap. ...Read more
It depends: On why you are taking/using fish oil. If you have very high triglycerides (>1000), then you may need to take this for the rest of your life or at least until you can undertake interventions that will keep the levels tolerable without fish oil. If you are taking it as a well-being supplement, then it is up to you. ...Read more
Fish Oil: Fish oil supplies essential omega-3 fats that our bodies cannot make on their own. Among their many effects, they can lower triglycerides, prevent heart disease, help reduce high blood pressure, and reduce inflammation in the body. Fish oil helps ward off depression too. In general, most people need at least 1-2 grams of epa and 500mg dha per day in a fish oil preparation. ...Read more
Omega 3 fatty acids are suspected to improve patients with macular degeneration. This has yet to be proven, but a study is underway to determine this exact question.
Look for data from the "areds 2" study due to come out in the 1-2 years.
The short answer is that nothing has been proven. ...Read more
No: I am unaware of any studies that have shown this. Usually when people gain mass in one area its from increasing body fat linked to too many calories consumed, high glycemic foods, exercise (too much or too little) and hormonal changes. ...Read more
Daily: Different formulations given different instructions. They should be taken daily for sure, but some formulations may say twice daily, whereas others may even suggest three times a day. Read the bottle. ...Read more
No: Not much you can do, but stair climbing or using a stairmaster type exercise equipment regularly and vigorously may help if you are cleared from the cardiovascular and orthopedic side for that type of exercise. ...Read more
No, as long: As you're sure what's really in it, there's prescription quality available ...Read more