Efficacy of Concentrated n-3 Fatty Acids in Hypertriglyceridaemia – (05-14-01)

Efficacy of Concentrated n-3 Fatty Acids in Hypertriglyceridaemia

This study compares one pharmaceutical preparation for lowering lipids vs fatty acids and finds Gemfibrozil more effective. However, we are once again try to take a piece of natural medicine and trying to fit it into the Western medicine mold. Instead of just n-3 fatty acids (which I would rather see patients get from fish and nuts instead of a supplement), I would add exercise, limited soy products, probiotics, avoidance of refined carbs….The approach goes on and on. I would love to start seeing comparisons of approaches, not tools.

Clin Drug Invest 21(3):175-181, 2001 Our study indicated that both n-3 fatty acids and gemfibrozil markedly decreased TG levels in patients with severe hypertriglyceridaemia. Gemfibrozil, however, decreased TG levels and increased HDL-C significantly more than n-3 fatty acids.

James Bogash

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