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Excessive Fish Oil Supplements

01/14/2008

Question:

How does taking excessive fish oil supplements (4g/day) affect the liver? I know about the blood thinning possibilities but can it damage the liver or affect the liver enzymes?

Answer:

It actually improves most organs and systems but you need to know your complete blood count (CBC), differential count, and C-reactive protein (CRP) tests first.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University