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Do fish oil supplements reduce inflammation?

Ask the doctor Q. Iíve read that taking doses as high as 3,000 to 6,000 milligrams a day of a fish oil supplement may lower inflammation. If so, Iíd like to take it to reduce my risk of cancer and heart disease. A. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are part of a healthy diet that is associated with lower levels of inflammation. Your body canít manufacture omega-3 fatty…

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