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Does Krill Oil Help the Heart, Prevent Attacks?

Krill oil, created from an abundant supply of this deep-sea crustacean, has been studied as a possible source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found to positively affect heart health. One study even found the properties of krill oil to be at least equal to, if not superior than, those of fish oil, a popular alternative health treatment with omega-3 fatty acids, Nutraingredients.com reported.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Other larger studies have demonstrated no differences in blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids coming from krill oil, ethyl esters, or triglycerides at equal EPA and DHA levels.  What counts is the ability of the fish oil to reduce the AA/EPA without delivering high levels of PCBs.

 

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