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Is fish oil pills go for you?

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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Omega fish oils

For many conditions it can be helpful.
Some are advocating it for adhd. Also, can assist in mood stabilization for affective disorders - typically not enough alone. Some suggest it may assist in cholesterol management but the story appears to not be in. Any medication or supplement can cause side effects including dizziness, tiredness, nausea (take with food or switch to krill oil), memory ?

In brief: Omega fish oils

For many conditions it can be helpful.
Some are advocating it for adhd. Also, can assist in mood stabilization for affective disorders - typically not enough alone. Some suggest it may assist in cholesterol management but the story appears to not be in. Any medication or supplement can cause side effects including dizziness, tiredness, nausea (take with food or switch to krill oil), memory ?
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fish oil

Can help with lipid management but only downside is attenuation of effect of blood thinners so be certain if you are taking to tell your physician especially if any surgery is to be done in the future.

In brief: Fish oil

Can help with lipid management but only downside is attenuation of effect of blood thinners so be certain if you are taking to tell your physician especially if any surgery is to be done in the future.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. K. Olson
Recent literature leaves the benefits for cholesterol still uncertain. They work well for mood stabilization for some bipolar patients but alone - with traditional agents. Recent studies suggest it may helllp children with ADHD.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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".

In brief: 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".
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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