Is fish oil good for you?

Yes, but those that contain EPA omega-3 lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, those that contain both DHA and EPA will lower triglycerides but raise LDL cholesterol. If you don't want dietary supplement fish oil there's prescription EPA Vascepa or EPA/DHA Lovaza. Epanova is another just approved by FDA.
Happy heart. Dr v pointed out how fish oil can help your blood cholesterol. We also know that taking fish oil can lower your risk of heart attacks and dying from bad heart rhythms, the very things we're trying to prevent. Does an "apple a day keeps the doctor away?" maybe we should be saying fish oil instead of apple!
It is. Improve triglycerides, decrease free fatty acids in some patients.
Hype . 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".

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What exactly is fish oil good for?

High cholesterol. Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for lowering your LDL cholesterol and your triglycerides and improving your cardiac health. Red krill oil has the same benefits without the fishy taste or fishy burps. Read more...
Nothing. 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...
Lowering TG's. Fish oils products contain epa and dha, two marine based omega three fatty acids that at doses of 2-4 gms /day have been shown to lower triglycerides (tg's). We lower tg's when they are high to prevent pancreatitis (>500 mg/dl), however there are no studies supporting this recommendation. They do so via several mechanisms, and are very well tolerated. Read more...

Is fish oil good for a 5 yr old with hives?

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...

Is omega-3 fish oil good for the liver?

Take better care! Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is worthless, & liver supplements can't fix a diseased liver. If you indeed have liver disorder, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. At this time, re-evaluate what you're taking that may hurt the liver (e.g. over-the-counter agents, herbals, too much alcohol--as you asked about before). Read more...

Can you tell me how is omega 3 fish oil good for your heart?

I'm skeptical. The internet and the journals are full of contradictory claims about these molecules, but the last three big studies that I've seen all showed no benefit to the heart or its blood vessels. You're free to include them in your diet or not, but don't get the idea that this is any substitute for eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, and maintaining a high level of aerobic fitnes. Read more...