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Better lipids for those taking salmon oil
Lipids store energy in the body, but oxidation can degrade these fat-like molecules, increasing chances for health problems. In this study, 160 healthy adults took 3 or 6 grams of salmon oil along with a multivitamin, or 6 grams of salmon oil alone, per day. One gram of salmon oil provided 80 mg each of EPA and DHA.

After 16 weeks, while there was no change in the 3-gram group (240 mg of EPA and DHA), both 6-gram salmon oil groups (480 mg of EPA and DHA) had significantly lower levels of oxidized lipid byproducts. As signs of oxidation decreased, polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) levels in red blood cells increased, suggesting salmon oil may help preserve health.


Reference: Journal of Functional Foods; November, 2014, Published Online.