Harvard Heart Letter

Taming high triglycerides without fish oil?

Ask the doctor Q. My doctor prescribed Lovaza to help lower my high triglyceride level, which is 530 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). But Iím a vegetarian and donít want to take a drug made from fish oil. Are there other options? A. Youíre not alone: several of my vegetarian patients also have asked me this question. But letís begin with some background. Triglycerides ó which are the main form of…

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