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Do omega-3 fatty acids affect your cholesterol?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes, many

They tend to have little effect or a slight increase on the bad cholesterol (ldl), they increase your good cholesterol (HDL) by about 9% and their main effect is to lower your triglycerides which they do around 45%.

In brief: Yes, many

They tend to have little effect or a slight increase on the bad cholesterol (ldl), they increase your good cholesterol (HDL) by about 9% and their main effect is to lower your triglycerides which they do around 45%.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Doug Hansen
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes.

Omega-3 fatty acids can have a mild effect on both LDL and HDL as well as a sometimes profound effect on triglycerides when used at certain doses.
Most experts feel the beneficial effects of omega-3s go beyond its effect on cholesterol. Unfortunately the research on omega-3s to date has been underwhelming due to poor study design.

In brief: Yes.

Omega-3 fatty acids can have a mild effect on both LDL and HDL as well as a sometimes profound effect on triglycerides when used at certain doses.
Most experts feel the beneficial effects of omega-3s go beyond its effect on cholesterol. Unfortunately the research on omega-3s to date has been underwhelming due to poor study design.
Dr. Doug Hansen
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