Which fish has high content of omega 3?

Cold Water Fish. The omega-3 content of cold water fish is the highest. The following are the mg of omega-3 per 100 grams eaten: atlantic farmed salmon-2150; atlantic wild salmon-1840; herring-2100; mackerel-1850; sablefish-1790; yellow fin tuna-1500. Many common fish are much lower in omega-3 including: cod-280; bass (sea and freshwater)-760; alaskan pollock (used in fast food fish)-120.
Salmon, sardines &.. Fatty fish from cold waters are rich in healthful omega 3 fatty acids, including salmon, sardines, anchovies, herring, halibut & sole. However, some fish rich in omega 3's are best avoided due to high mercury content, including swordfish, shark & king mackerel-see http://www.Ameliaburton.Com.Au/2009/06/eco-friendly-mercury-and-omega-3-levels-in-fish-which-fish-are-best-for-you-and-the-environment.Html.

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I have borderline high cholesterol. Can it be lowered by taking fish oil capsules with Omega 3?

Maybe. All depends on your lipid profile. A skilled Internist should be able to guide you well. Omega-3-FA can help reduce trigylcerides very well, and has more modest effects on cholesterol itself. Focus on DHA and EPA amounts (on back of bottle), and ignore the size of the capsule itself. Total DHA+EPA close to 3000mg seems to be most helpful. Cannot take with some blood thinners. Read more...
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Not a fish problem! Wpw is a syndrome involving the conduction (electrical) system of the heart. On the other hand, most heart conditions (at least in the us) involve blocked arteries which omega-3 is supposed to be good for. In my opinion, ablative therapy is far more effective for problematic WPW than omega-3 or any other available option. Read more...