Krill oil (omega-3s) lowered blood fats

Krill oil, from deep sea crustaceans, is a rich source of the omega-3s EPA and DHA. In the largest human krill oil study so far, 300 men and women with high or borderline high triglyceride levels took from 500 mg to 4,000 mg of krill oil per day, or a placebo. After 12 weeks, for all krill oil groups combined, circulating triglycerides declined by 10.2 percent, and LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, did not rise. When both triglyceride and LDL levels are high, hardening of the arteries seems to speed up, doctors said, and krill oil effectively reduced chances for this cardiovascular factor.

Reference: Nutrition Research Journal; 2014, Vol. 34, No. 2, 126-33

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