What is the role of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) in the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Mary Ellen T Sweeney, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Low doses of EPA and DHA (750-1000 mg/d) do not affect lipid levels, but they have been demonstrated to lower the incidence of fatal coronary events probably due primarily to its antiarrhythmic properties. [68]


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