Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) lower total cholesterol levels

Does eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) lower total cholesterol levels?

Effectiveness Rating for Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)'s Ability to Lower Total Cholesterol Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) 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 Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) to lower total cholesterol levels. Using Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) to lower total cholesterol levels will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)'s Ability to Lower Total 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 eicosapentaenoic acid (epa); 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
Circulating triacylglycerol and apoE levels in response to EPA and docosahexaenoic acid supplementation in adult human subjects

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