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What are the risks of taking fatty acid supplements, like Omega-3?

Risks of taking fatty acid supplements (including Omega-3) include:
  • excessive bleeding (especially in patients taking more than 3 grams through supplements, along with diet)
  • increase the risk of heart attack, as some polyunsaturated fats lower high-density lipoproteins, which help keep arteries clean.

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