Study: Tryglycerides cut by Omega 3 DHA

Harvard meta-analysis supports benefits of algal DHA omega-3   . As reported on
Too Many Tryglycerides ?
Tryglycerides cut by omega 3 DHA

Algae-derived docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation may boost levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and cut levels of triglycerides, says the first systematic review and meta-analysis of on lipid levels.  

A Meta-Analysis Shows That Docosahexaenoic Acid  from Algal Oil Reduces Serum Triglycerides and Increases HDL-Cholesterol and LDL-Cholesterol in Persons without Coronary Heart Disease
Adam M. Bernstein, Eric L. Ding, Walter C. Willett  and Eric B. Rimm


Certain algae contain the (n-3) fatty acid DHA, yet the relation between algal oil supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk factors has not been systematically examined. Our objective was to examine the relation between algal oil supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk factors. We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials published between 1996 and 2011 examining the relation between algal oil supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk factors and performed a meta-analysis of the association between algal oil DHA supplementation and changes in the concentrations of TG, LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), and HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C). We identified 11 randomized controlled trials with 485 healthy participants that evaluated the relation between algal oil DHA supplementation and TG, LDL-C, and HDL-C. The median dose of algal DHA was 1.68 g/d. The pooled estimate for the change in TG concentration was −0.20 mmol/L (95% CI: −0.27 to −0.14), 0.23 mmol/L (95% CI: 0.16–0.30) for LDL-C, and 0.07 mmol/L (95% CI: 0.05–0.10) for HDL-C. DHA supplementation from algal oil, a marine source of (n-3) fatty acids not extracted from fish, may reduce serum TG and increase HDL-C and LDL-C in persons without coronary heart disease.
Read more at The Journal of Nutrition by The American Society for Nutrition

An imbalance of tryglycerides has been implicated in heart disease, diabetes and a host of other diseases. Too much alcohol is a factor as it not only encourages the storage of tryglycerides in the body but also hinders the conversion of tryglycerides into energy.

Leading London Harley Street Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "Alcohol is like super fertiliser for tryglycerides causing the double trouble of both enhancing loading and thwarting burning. Even vegans who avoid animal fat have been seen to have high tryglycerides as they can easily be made by the body from sugar and nutrient depleted simple carbohydrates."

"This meta research proving tryglycerides can be reduced by increasing omega 3 DHA from algae is very welcome"

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