Do fish oil capsules lower ldl?

May increase LDL. Prescription fish oil (lovaza) is indicated for treatment of high triglyceride, but in doing so it actually raises the LDL a bit. Taking it as a supplement (smaller dose--1/4 of dose) may not do much at all in term of changing the lipid profile. So, if u need to lower ldl, fish oil is not the way to go. Consult doc. Good luck.
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".
YES - but only EPA. It is true that dha+epa, the most common omega-3 products available, lower triglycerides, increase LDL particle size and cibsistently increase measures of LDL quantity. However, data from the recently published marine and anchor trials show that 4 grams of 96% pure epa produce small, but significant, reductions in both LDL cholesterol (up to 6%) and LDL particle number (up to 15%).
No. Fish oils really only lower triglyceride levels, and only if taken about 30 minutes before a meal. They block the fat receptors in the intestine and therefore you don't absorb the "bad" fats. Don't do much to the ldl's except make the particle size a little smaller.
Only EPA lowers LDL. Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products are a blend of these two fatty acids. Dha + epa consistently increases LDL cholesterol in a dose dependent manner (the higher the dose, the greater the increase). Recent studies show that purified epa (without dha) decreases LDL cholesterol with significant reduction seen at a 4 gram per day dosage.

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If fish oil lower LDL or increase LDL as there are conflict answer from this web-site.?

Depends on Omega-3. New research shows a different effect of epa on LDL versus dha+epa. Traditional fish oil products are dha+epa combinations and frequently raise LDL levels. Epa only has a unique effect of lowering LDL at higher doses. Thus, the answer of how fish oil impacts LDL depends on the composition of omega-3 in a specific product. Read more...

Are fish oil supplements a good idea to lower my cholesterol levels. My numbers are total 236. Ldl 150 HDL 71 tric 77?

Not great. They are better at lowering triglycerides, which is not your problem. They can sometimes raise LDL cholesterol . Read more...
Not . Necessarily . Fish oil will not lower total cholesterol and may in fact increase ldl. You need a statin or Niacin . See your doctor. Read more...
Cholesterol. Regarding your cholesterol #'s: they are meaningless. The real question is: does my blood lipid profile predispose me to arteriosclerosis (plaque build up in arteries)? What really matters is particle #, not cholesterol amount. You need to have the NMR lest for that. The higher the LDL particle # the higher the arteriosclerosis. Over 2000 and you are screwed! 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...

My ldl is 141. High normal is 131. Is it ok that im taking fish oil daily still?

Fish oil okay. Taking Fish oil will not impact the LDL. To lower LDL, think about cutting back on your animal fat, diary products, process food, and sugar. For more healthful tips, download my book, Your Vibrant Heart at www.drcynthia.com/freebook. Read more...
Fish oil. What's the rest of your lipid profile look like. While fish oil is pretty good at raising the HDL and lowering the triglycerides, its effect on LDL is marginal. Your LDL is too high, so merely supplementing fish oil may not be the right solution to your cholesterol woes, but we'd really need to see the whole cholesterol profile to really know what would be best. Read more...

Can taking fish oil cause LDL to be elevated? I'm taking it and I've never had a high LDL before.

Yes, but not bad 4 u. Fish oil may raise LDL by 5-10% yet reduces risk of heart disease. This is because more important than total LDL is the number of LDL particles & their density. Fish oil lowers the number of LDL particles & increases their size, both of which reduces risk of atherosclerosis.See Read more...
Yes. Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products are a blend of these two fatty acids. Dha + epa frequently increases LDL cholesterol in a dose dependent manner (the higher the dose, the greater the increase). Recent studies show that purified epa (without dha) decreases LDL cholesterol with significant reduction seen at a 4 gram per day dosage. Read more...

My LDL is 40-50 on 10mg lipitor (atorvastatin). My HDL is 34. I've tried everything--exercise, etc. Am I stuck w this? Fish oil? There has to be a way.

Lipitor (atorvastatin) Is there a reason they have your LDL so low? Optimal level in in high risk patients is. Read more...
Lifestyle measures. The best way to raise cardioprotective HDL is cardiovascular exercise. Shoot for forty or forty-five minutes daily. Supplementation with no-flush Niacin may help as well, 2000 to 3000mg daily in divided doses, although this might lower your LDL more which would be unnecessary. Fish oil supplements may help this as well, as healthy fats can raise the HDL. It takes time, but be patient. Read more...

Ebct score 23 at 37 yrs. Ldl 130 HDL 35. Plant based diet, nuts some fish + Lipitor (atorvastatin) 10mg. Now LDL 44 HDL 32. Will fish oil help hdl? Next step?

Probably. Yes fish oil will probably help. But before fish oil i'll recommend exercise first. It will lower LDL (bad cholesterol) even more, lower triglycerides and increase hdl. Also will improve your general health and well being. Read more...
Congratulations . You've made great progress! fish oil likely beneficial but won't impact LDL much but yours is perfect! Read more...
Relax. Friend you are a divine creation not a machine -- be happy and grateful of your health then help others around you -- by the way fish oil benefit you more than raising HDL and you may not need to take Lipitor (atorvastatin) unless you have a high risk coronary heart disease profile -- discuss it with your doctor. Read more...

Do you rec fish oil for CAD prevention? I'm concerned it will increase LDL as shown in studies

Depends... Fish oil only lowers triglycerides, and only if taken 30 minutes before a meal, a fact most people don't realize. The rise in LDL can be controlled with statins. Fish oil by itself has not been shown to reduce CAD risk. If you have high triglycerides, fish oil can help, as taken as above, if not you just smell like fish when you sweat! Read more...
Yes. The fish oil will be unlikely to raise your lipids. It they are elevated then diet and possibly a statin drug like Lipitor (atorvastatin) is needed. Read more...