Claire Corlett

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Ask a Doctor: Fish Oil & Heart Disease

Ask a Doctor: Fish Oil & Heart Disease


JOE EVERY THURSDAY WE’RE TAKING A LOOK ALLOTED LOOK AT A HEALTH ISSUE, BREAKING DOWN THE INFORMATION AND TELLING YOU WHAT YOU NEED KNOW TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY. DOCTOR KALANI BRADY JOINS US FOR THIS WEEK AGENCY TOPIC. FISH OIL. HEART DISEASE IS THE MOST COMMON KILLER OF POPULATION BOTH IN THE UNITED STATES AND HAWAI’I. IT’S WHERE USUALLY THERE’S A BLOCKAGE IN THE CORONARY ARTERY THAT PRODUCES THE OXYGEN FOR WHICH THE HEART MUSCLE WORK. THAT’S WHAT HEART DISEASE IS. A PROGRESSIVE BLOCKAGE OF THAT CORONARY ARTERY. Kristine: WHAT IS FISH OIL AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM? FISH OIL COMES FROM FATTY FISH LIKE MACKEREL, HERRING, A WHOLE BUNCH OF FISH THAT ARE ON HERE. ANCHOVIES, SARDINES AND THOSE OILILY FISH BASICALLY HAVE OIL THAT’S CALLED OMEGA 3 FATTY ACID, AND IT BASICALLY PROTECTS AGAINST HEART DISEASE. Kristine: AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS WHEN IT COME TO KLES CHOLESTEROL KLES AND BLOOD PRESSURE? IT RAISES THE PROTECTIVE CHOLESTEROL BY TAKING FISH OIL AND DROPS THE TRIGLYCERIDE, WHICH IS A BAD PART OF THE CHOLESTEROL. IF YOU TAKE IT REGULARLY. Kristine: AND YOU TAKE IT REGULARLY. YOU TAKE IT EVERY DAY. HOW MUCH SHOULD WE BE TAKING? THESE CAPSULES ARE 1200-MILLIGRAMS. THE BOTTLE SAYS ONE TO TWO A DAY. I TAKE ONE. Kristine: ONE? OKAY. AND PEOPLE CAN GET FISH OIL ANYWHERE? YES. DRUG STORES, SUPER MARKETS. I GET MINE FROM COSTCO. I GET THE LARGE SIZE, AND THERE’S A TWO PACK IT AND LOSTS FOR A LONG TIME. THERE ARE OTHER OILS. FOR EXAMPLE FLAXSEED OIL. THE PROBLEM IS OVER TIME IT BECOME RAN SID. IS IT MAY NOT BE AS EFFECTIVE. WHEREAS EVEN THESE BIG BOTTLES BY THE TIME YOU’RE DONE, THEY’RE JUST AS EFFECTIVE. THE FISH THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ARE OPEN OCEAN FISH. AND WE ALL KNOW ABOUT THE RISK OF MERCURY. BUT THESE PILLS HAVE BEEN — THE FISH OIL IN THESE PILLS HAVE BEEN CLEAN SO THERE’S NO MERCURY IN THEM. THERE REALLY IS NO SIDE EFFECT THAT YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WITH THIS. AND THIS IS YOUR FISH OIL. Kristine: AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IT’S FISH OIL AND HEART DISEASE AND WE THINK HEART DISEASE. I’M TOO YOUNG, BUT IF YOU TAKE IT NOW, IT KIND OF HELPS YOU IN THE LONG RUN. PLAQUE TAKES YEARS TO DECADES TO BUILD UP. IF YOU START EVEN IN YOUR TEENS OIL, EVEN IN YOUR TEENS, YOU CAN HELP PROTECT THE CORONARY ARTERIES FROM THAT PLAQUE BUILDUP. Kristine: IT’S OKAY. YEAH. AND THEY TAKE CHEESEBURGERS AND BACON BURGERS AND ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT WORK IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. Kristine: IN MODERATION,

4 comments on “Ask a Doctor: Fish Oil & Heart Disease

  1. Flax seed oil is the best, search and read the amazing benefits like prevents and slows cancer growth, prevents heart attacks, lowers bad and raises good cholesterol stops pain,+++ just keep it refrigerated.

  2. Research is best. Where exactly it comes from, the company and the quality. Going on a doctor's words "from the open ocean" doesn't cut it for me.

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