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Are fish oil tabs good for you? How many should a person take in a day?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: None

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: None

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. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Debatable

Many studies have been done about omega-3 fish oils.
Most are inconclusive. Some people cannot tolerate them. There may be some help in treating increased blood lipids (hyperlipidemias) but robust doses are needed to help. Other illnesses have not shown the same level of positive repsonse in research.

In brief: Debatable

Many studies have been done about omega-3 fish oils.
Most are inconclusive. Some people cannot tolerate them. There may be some help in treating increased blood lipids (hyperlipidemias) but robust doses are needed to help. Other illnesses have not shown the same level of positive repsonse in research.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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