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Should I Take Omega 3 If I Have Aids

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Aspirin and omega 3's or both

I've been taking 325 enteric aspirin for years.. along with atripla and lipitor.. A cardio doc told me to take omega3's..( 1 gram) I started using lovaza one month ago and during the past week I noticed 2 bruises on my hands and a cut in my mouth...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.With regard to cardiovascular health, aspirin and omega 3s have very different modes of action-- which to take depends a lot on the specifics of your cardiovascular risks.Aspirin helps Read more »

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...N-Acetyl-Cysteine , an antioxidant, can help maintain body levels of glutathione. Glutathione is one of the body's main antioxidants. Omega 3 fatty acids can help decrease triglycerides Niacin can help increase good cholesterol and decrease... Read more »
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