Are fish oil supplements as effective as gemfibrozil for decreasing elevated triglycerides?
Are fish oil supplements as effective as gemfibrozil for decreasing elevated triglycerides? Evidence-Based Answer: The answer is unclear. In patients with hypertriglyceridemia, omega-3 fatty acid and fibric acid derivatives reduce triglyceride levels compared with baseline, but evidence is conflicting whether omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is as effective as gemfibrozil (SOR: C, inconsistent RCTs with disease-oriented outcomes).
Evidence Based Practice 18(8): E3-E4