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Does the intake of omega-3 fatty acids help lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Tracy Lawrence
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

It generally has a small effect on cholesterol.
At high doses like 2000 mg a day it can lower another type of fat called triglycerides.

In brief: Not really

It generally has a small effect on cholesterol.
At high doses like 2000 mg a day it can lower another type of fat called triglycerides.
Dr. Tracy Lawrence
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

They are really better at lowering triglycerides than lowering cholesterol, but lowering high triglycerides may slightly raise the HDL cholesterol and therefore improve the ratio slightly.

In brief: Yes and no

They are really better at lowering triglycerides than lowering cholesterol, but lowering high triglycerides may slightly raise the HDL cholesterol and therefore improve the ratio slightly.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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