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01-17-2015, 11:36 AM
Does Omega3 Fish Oil increase bad cholesterol?

01-17-2015, 12:05 PM
Hi, actually fish oil can lower LDL or bad cholesterol while raising your HDL or good cholesterol numbers so taking Omega 3s is very benifitial.

01-19-2015, 12:01 PM
Hi Lorrieduke,

In answer to your question, yes, it does.

I have to disagree with the LDL reduction as stated in the previous post.

Many human studies have concluded that omega-3 fatty acids containing a minimum of 650mg EPA and 350mg DHA, reduce serum triglycerides by 25 to 30 percent. Increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels by 5 to 10 percent, and increase HDL cholesterol levels by 1 to 3 percent. Total cholesterol has been found not to be significantly affected.