A combination of low dose omega-3s and plant sterols can effectively reduce both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with elevated cholesterol levels, says a new study that should allay fears over omega-3s negating the effects on sterols.
Omega-3s and phytosterols/stanols are leaders in the cardiovascular health sector. Clinical data indicates that daily consumption of 1.5 to 3 grams of phytosterols/-stanols from foods can reduce total cholestrol levels by 9-17%.
«First, the results provide further evidence that the first-line treatment for a combination of elevated triglycerides and LDL cholesterol should be fish oil and plant sterols, not fibrates and statins.
«Second, the fear that fish oil will negate the benefit of plant sterols is unfounded».