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Triglycerides (cont.)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to reduce triglyceride levels. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish) at least two times (two servings) a week. If you have high triglyceride levels or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, your health care professional may advise you to take omega-3 fatty acids in supplement (fish oil) form.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

REFERENCES:

Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Cholesterol Education Program.
<http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncep/index.htm>


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/29/2014

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