Effect of docosahexaenoic acid on lipoprotein subclasses in hyperlipidemic children

A few important points here.  First, this study wisely looked at the subclasses of lipids, which is much more important than looking at just HDL, LDL particles.  Second, the results were quite dramatic–91% increase in LDL1 and 14% increase in HDL2 (both “good”) and a 91% decrease in LDL3 (“bad’).  Lastly, look at the dosages used–1.2 grams/day of EPA.  That’s quite a hefty dose considering that most, off the shelf supplements have between 100-200 mg.

All in all, remarkable results in this study with, in this group of patients, can have dramatic long-term preventative effects on these kids if the supplementation continues.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.