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.