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What are benefits of krill oil?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Mostly hype

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".

In brief: Mostly hype

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".
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. William Hirsch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Krill oil

Krill oil has omega 3 fatty acids and also antioxidants.
For this reason, it is thought to have possible effects against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. No large studies have been done to show benefit however and these compounds are generally unregulated.

In brief: Krill oil

Krill oil has omega 3 fatty acids and also antioxidants.
For this reason, it is thought to have possible effects against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. No large studies have been done to show benefit however and these compounds are generally unregulated.
Dr. William Hirsch
Dr. William Hirsch
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: NotFish; 2Omega3Fats

Evidence is mostly 1 (epa), possibly a 2nd (dha), omega 3 fatty acid from phytoplankton; harvested from fish (easier/?$), along with whatever else (not good).
About 1, 000 mg/day of quality epa tends to lower LDL particle concentrations ;, in trials of many years, have ?ed death rates ~12-15%. Keep in mind these are essential nutrients, not drugs, thus short term trials do not show much benefit.

In brief: NotFish; 2Omega3Fats

Evidence is mostly 1 (epa), possibly a 2nd (dha), omega 3 fatty acid from phytoplankton; harvested from fish (easier/?$), along with whatever else (not good).
About 1, 000 mg/day of quality epa tends to lower LDL particle concentrations ;, in trials of many years, have ?ed death rates ~12-15%. Keep in mind these are essential nutrients, not drugs, thus short term trials do not show much benefit.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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