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Question: How much should a patient take?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Answer: One must first determine whether omega-3 fatty acids are being taken in order to lower triglycerides or simply to help prevent heart disease. If the intent is to lower triglycerides, 3-4 grams per day of n-3 fatty acids are required. This would require the patient to eat over 4 pounds of a low-fat fish […]

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Question: Does the administration of omega-3 fatty acids protect the myocardium?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Answer: All of the preceding effects of omega-3 fatty acids are seen on blood vessels, including the coronary vessels which feed the heart. But n-3 fatty acids, incorporated into the heart itself, may help keep the muscle from dying when its blood supply is cut off during a heart attack. This is an active field […]

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