Can fish oil prevent heart disease? Can it raise ldl?

Yes & No,changes LDL. Recent studies suggest fish oil capsules may not reduce risk of heart disease, but getting fish oil from eating fish does seem to prevent heart disease!see http://www.Cnn.Com/2012/09/11/health/health-fish-oil re: ldl, fish oil may raise it a bit but also changes LDL from small to large particles, making the LDL less dangerous. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/qaa400434/is-fish-oil-bad-for-ldl.Html.

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How can fish oil prevent heart attacks?

Many mechanisms. A recent study suggests fish oil does not prevent heart attacks in high risk patients but many other studies suggest it can. If it does it is because it raises HDL (good cholesterol), lowers triglycerides, reduces inflammation, thins blood & is an anti-oxidant. See http://www.Newsmaxhealth.Com/headline/fish-oil-study-heart/2013/05/09/id/503662 for a critique of the recent negative study. Read more...

Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important.?

Being worked out. Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. Read more...

Per PCP, I have a low LDL levels so I shouldnt worry about heart disease and stated that my chest pain is due to stress. Could this be right?

Chest pain. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but others can be fatal so it is prudent to get checked out. The risk of heart attack is related to age, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, diabetes, family history, and other factors. Even low-risk patients can have serious heart problems, though, so if you are concerned do not ignore this symptom. Read more...