Are fish oil supplements as effective as gemfibrozil for decreasing elevated triglyceride levels?
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Both gemfibrozil and fish oil are effective in treating hypertriglyceridemia. In the largest single head-to-head comparison, however, gemfibrozil was more effective. Physicians and consumers should also be mindful that there is significant heterogeneity in the content of fish oil products.
Evidence Based Practice 11(11): 08.