Omega 3 for People with High Cholesterol
25
August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , /


People who follow a Mediterranean style diet
tend to have higher HDL or “good” cholesterol levels, which help promote heart health. Inuit
Eskimos, who get high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from eating fatty fish, also tend to
have increased HDL cholesterol and decreased triglycerides (fats in the blood). Several
studies have shown that fish oil supplements reduce triglyceride levels. Finally, walnuts
(which are rich in alpha linolenic acid or ANA, which converts to omega-3s in the body)
have been reported to lower total cholesterol and triglycerides in people with high cholesterol
levels.


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