From MedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/...l/993.html
"The effectiveness ratings for FISH OIL are as follows:
High triglycerides are associated with heart disease and untreated diabetes. To reduce the risk of heart disease, doctors believe it is important to keep triglycerides below a certain level. Doctors usually recommend increasing physical activity and restricting dietary fat to lower triglycerides. Sometimes they also prescribe drugs such as gemfibrozil (Lopid) for use in addition to these lifestyle changes. Now researchers believe that fish oil, though not as effective as gemfibrozil, can reduce triglyceride levels by 20% to 50%. One particular fish oil supplement called Lovaza has been approved by the FDA to lower triglycerides. Lovaza contains 465 milligrams of EP and 375 milligrams of DHA in 1-gram capsules."
Personal Experience -
Here's what the Zone Diet + Zone Fish Oil + Zone Cholesterol Control pills did for me in just 4 months in 2007 - notice the 71% reduction in Triglycerides!!!!
April 5, 2007: 178 lbs, Total Cholesterol=220, Triglycerides=203, HDL=34, LDL calc =145 (end of Blood Type Diet)
August 2, 2007: 168 lbs, Total Cholesterol=168, Triglycerides=59, HDL=43, LDL calc=113 (Zone Diet)
Delta: Weight -10 lbs, Total Cholesterol -24%, Triglycerides -71%, HDL +25%, LDL - 22%