Fats for Good Cholesterol


Having high blood levels of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA improves cholesterol and triglycerides, and reduces risk for heart disease, according to a study of 276 Australian women and men between the ages of 65 and 95. The study, published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, used a blood test called the omega-3 index, which measures omega-3 levels in red blood cells. The test is well validated as a marker of heart health and is available through health practitioners. Fish oil and algal sources of EPA and DHA can improve levels.

Fats for good cholesterol



Good Fat

Just how important are essential fatty acids? Maybe even more valuable than a daily multi.