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Old 09-01-2005, 07:59 PM   #2
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Because of cholesterol issues (my overall number is low, but my "good" cholesterols are TOO low!) my PCP is having me take fish oil capsules. (I've got my husband on them, as well - my doc recommended the Kirkland (Costco) brand as they are a good value and you get the highest dose of the Omega oils.

Dr. Andrew Weil had a nice Q&A on Omegas that you can access here. (not saying I agree with ALL of Dr. Weil's writings across the board but this is pretty common sense info IMO).

Also - here's a good article on WebMD to check out.

Lastly, SupplementWatch's info on Omega-3's.

My personal opinion? I don't think that they help with weight loss per se - I think that most people trying to increase their Omega-3 intake are going to eat healthier ANYWAY (perhaps following a Mediterrean-style WOE) so they might see a weight loss, but if anyone is selling Omega-3's as a weight loss miracle pill on their own...I don't think so. But I wouldn't dissuade anyone from trying to get in more O3's - just don't get suckered into buying unnecessarily pricey ones because they advertise it as a weight loss aid!
Mrs. Jim
Highest weight: 265 pounds, size 24/26 (May 1990)
May 1991: 174 pounds (-91 lbs)
September 1996: 155 pounds (-110 lbs)
*LIVING at: 145-149 pounds, size 4/6 (-116/120 lbs)

*Maintenance = LIVING.
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