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Question: What do omega-3 fatty acids have on platelets?

Answer:

One of the first recognized effects of omega-3 fatty acids is their ability to “thin the blood.” They make the blood less likely to clot (somewhat like aspirin). This is believed to be a good effect and may contribute to the observed reduction in heart disease seen in some studies. Early concerns about excessive bleding from fish oil use have proved to be unfounded.

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