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What is the function of omega-3 fatty acids?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Theory

In theory, they raise the good (HDL) cholesterol but that theory is being questioned because the data that support its benefit is weak.

In brief: Theory

In theory, they raise the good (HDL) cholesterol but that theory is being questioned because the data that support its benefit is weak.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice

In brief: Many

Omega 3 fatty acids are also referred to as fish oil though not all are from fish and as essential fatty acids.
The term essential means the body needs it but it must be obtained fro the diet. Omega 3's can help the body stabilize cholesterol and triglycerides and helps the nervous system work properly.

In brief: Many

Omega 3 fatty acids are also referred to as fish oil though not all are from fish and as essential fatty acids.
The term essential means the body needs it but it must be obtained fro the diet. Omega 3's can help the body stabilize cholesterol and triglycerides and helps the nervous system work properly.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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