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Fish oil and krill oil reduce cardiovascular inflammation. Should cardiovascular patients use one or the other or both?

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Question (follow-up to “Should patients use fish oil and/or krill oil to reduce cardiovascular inflammation?”):

Fish oil and krill oil reduce cardiovascular inflammation. Should cardiovascular patients use one or the other or both?

– Robert A Goodwin, Jr., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Answer:

For preventative measures, I start people with fish oil. However, if someone has established heart disease or lipid abnormalities, I use both – now that they are available together in one product.

– Michael Smith, MD, Senior Health Scientist

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Michael A. Smith, M.D. is the author of The Supplement Pyramid – How to Build Your Personalized Nutritional Regimen., and host of Healthy Talk on RadioMD.com. He also serves as senior health scientist for Life Extension. His engaging ability to present complex medical topics, be it inflammation, diabetes, migraines, food sensitivity or weight management, in a clear, conversational manner has won him a sizable following among anti-aging and disease-prevention enthusiasts. Also known as “Dr. Mike,” he is heard on numerous syndicated national health television and radio shows. He is a graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

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