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Omega 3 Supplement and Cholesterol

Dt. Sushmaa Jaiswal 91% (497 ratings)
BSc Home Science, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore  •  36 years experience
Omega 3 Supplement and Cholesterol
Omega 3 has tremendous benefits on the heart health. It works as anti - inflammatory. Several studies show that fish oil reduces triglyceride levels. Walnuts, rich in alpha linolenic acid or ala, can convert to omega-3s in the body thus lower total cholesterol and triglycerides in people with high cholesterol levels.

If you're taking a statin drug to lower your cholesterol, fish oil provides added heart benefits. A large japanese study showed 19% fewer heart-related events (like heart attack) in adults taking a fish oil supplement plus a statin drug, compared with those taking only a statin.
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