Alpha-Linolenic Acid increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels

Does alpha-linolenic acid increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels?

Effectiveness Rating for Alpha-Linolenic Acid's Ability to Increase HDL (good) Cholesterol Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well alpha-linolenic acid is able to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Alpha-Linolenic Acid to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Using Alpha-Linolenic Acid to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Alpha-Linolenic Acid's Ability to Increase HDL (good) Cholesterol Levels

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 2 studies in the database on alpha-linolenic acid; the confidence rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

References

Title of Study
Dietary alpha-linolenic acid, EPA, and DHA have differential effects on LDL fatty acid composition but similar effects on serum lipid profiles in normolipidemic humans
a-Linolenic acid and marine long-chain n-3 fatty acids differ only slightly in their effects on hemostatic factors in healthy subjects13

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