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Can fish oil prevent heart disease? Can it raise ldl?

Yes & No,changes LDL. Recent studies suggest fish oil capsules may not reduce risk of heart disease, but getting fish oil from eating fish does seem to prevent heart disease!see http://www.Cnn.Com/2012/09/11/health/health-fish-oil re: ldl, fish oil may raise it a bit but also changes LDL from small to large particles, making the LDL less dangerous. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400434/is-fish-oil-bad-for-ldl.Html. Read more...

Why is it so hard to find fish oil in a dose less than 1, 000 mg's? That's overkill for someone with no heart issues.

1000 is ok. It is generally recommended that those even without risk of heart disease can take 1000mg of fish oil per day or at least one to two servings of oily fish per week. This is not "overkill". Consider the japanese diet which ia 5 times higher on fish consumption than ours. Read more...

How can fish oil prevent heart attacks?

Many mechanisms. A recent study suggests fish oil does not prevent heart attacks in high risk patients but many other studies suggest it can. If it does it is because it raises HDL (good cholesterol), lowers triglycerides, reduces inflammation, thins blood & is an anti-oxidant. See http://www.Newsmaxhealth.Com/headline/fish-oil-study-heart/2013/05/09/id/503662 for a critique of the recent negative study. Read more...

Can you tell me how is omega 3 fish oil good for your heart?

I'm skeptical. The internet and the journals are full of contradictory claims about these molecules, but the last three big studies that I've seen all showed no benefit to the heart or its blood vessels. You're free to include them in your diet or not, but don't get the idea that this is any substitute for eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, and maintaining a high level of aerobic fitnes. Read more...

Is fish oil that helpful for your heart?

Fish oil. Good source of essential fatty acids which helps cholesterol & cardiovascular system. Read more...
No. Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". Read more...

What does fish oil do for your heart/ body?

Happy Heart. Fish oil lowers triglycerides. It also reduces your risk for heart attacks and dying from bad heart rhythms. It reduces your blood pressure [slightly]. Fish oil helps eczema and psoriasis too. Read more...