Cholesterol Testing: What’s on the Horizon – Ronald M. Krauss, MD, | Berkeley Wellness

Do you recommend or take any supplements that may affect blood lipids or heart health?

No, there’s really no evidence that dietary supplements have any beneficial effects on blood lipids with one exception, and that’s for people with very high triglyceride levels, who may be at risk not just for heart disease but also for pancreatic damage. For them, high doses of omega-3 fatty acids—found in fish oil—can lower triglyceride levels. There are prescription forms of high-dose omega-3s specifically designed for them, which are preferable to dietary supplements, since you can’t be sure what you are getting with supplements.

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