Pilot Study: Krill Oil Reduces Plasma Triglycerides

Krill oil contains EPA and DHA in a ratio of 1.8 : 1. EPA and DHA are fatty acids that are essential to good health, a fact that is being supported by scientific research on krill and fish oil.

In a 28 day pilot study involving 17 healthy volunteers aged between 18-36, blood was analyzed before and afer supplementation. The results were interesting and the researchers concluded that Krill oil supplementation decreased the markers we associate with cardiovascular disease like plasma triglycerides and VLDL (very-low density lipoprotein).


Krill oil reduces plasma triacylglycerol level and improves related lipoprotein particle concentration, fatty acid composition and redox status in healthy young adults – a pilot study.


By Andy

Hi, my name is Dr. Andy Williams and I am a biologist with a keen interest in diet and nutrition. This site was set up to help me explore the research, facts and fiction about Krill Oil. Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments, questions or suggestions.

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