Does alpha-linolenic acid lower total cholesterol levels?
The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well alpha-linolenic acid is able to lower total 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 lower total cholesterol levels. Using Alpha-Linolenic Acid to lower total cholesterol levels will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.
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 is one study in the database on alpha-linolenic acid; the confidence rating is 20. 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.
|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|