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I read somewhere that fish oil supplements shouldn't be taken by diabetics. Is this true? I was under the impression that omega 3 is good for heart...

Fish oil/ diabetes. I am not sure where you read that. Fish oils have a lot of benefits. They lower triglycerides, have beneficial effects on the heart (decrease arrhythmias, inhibit clotting), they are antiinflammatory. If you do not have any of the above problems, fish oils may not have any direct benefit, but they will not hurt. How about trying to increase your n-3/n-6 ratio through a healthy diet? Read more...
Fish oil. Is nit bad for diabetes, especially if they have high triglycerides. Read more...

To help brain & heart function, what dosage of Omega-3 fish oil is recommended for my age at 67?

Two-four grams per. Day in two divided dosages. If you don't trust dietary supplements there's prescription Lovaza or Vascepa each having different EPA/DHA ratios. Read more...

Can you give me an update on any large study that prooves that fish oil with omega 3, 720 mg. Daily, helps to maintain a healthy heart?

No. Because there aren't any. There is no good outcome data for fish oils and the cardiology community's enthusiasm for the supplement is waning. There is epidemiologic data that cultures that eat a lot of fish have a significantly lower incidence of heart disease. The mediterranean diet is an example. 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...

I have wolf Parkinson's white, high bld press & tachycardia. I'm on propranolol 20 mg 2x daily. Can I take omega 3 fish oil? Will it help heart?

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...

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...
Not neccessarily. Omega 3 may lower your triglycerides. The Statins will have better cholesterol lowering effect. Read more...
Yes, The fish oil that contains only EPA as a dietary supplement or prescription Vascepa will lower LDL-C in addition to lowering high triglycerides. Read more...