Effectiveness Rating for Fish Oil's Ability to Increase HDL (good) Cholesterol Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well fish oil is able to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels. The overall rating for this claim is 1.7 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Fish Oil to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Fish Oil'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 3 studies in the database on fish oil; the confidence rating is 60. 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.

Fish Oil Dose to Increase HDL (good) Cholesterol Levels

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
5.2g once daily 5.2g


Title of Study
Combining fish-oil supplements with regular aerobic exercise improves body composition and cardiovascular disease risk factors
Effect of supplementation with flaxseed oil and different doses of fish oil for 2 weeks on plasma phosphatidylcholine fatty acids in young women
a-Linolenic acid and marine long-chain n-3 fatty acids differ only slightly in their effects on hemostatic factors in healthy subjects13