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Omega-3 may reduce cholesterol regulator, but do they affect LDL levels?

Omega-3 supplements may significantly reduce levels of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a protein linked to LDL cholesterol production, says a new study. PCSK9 plays a role in the regulation of cholesterol, and pharmaceutical companies exploring how to block PCSK9 as a way of lowering LDL cholesterol .

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The benefits of fish oil in heart disease lie in its ability to increase the resolution of low-level chronic inflammation. That is the real cause of heart disease, not elevated cholesterol levels.


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