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DateYour Question
9/12/08 I take Vytorin to lower my cholesterol. In the news this week there have been articles saying that this drug may cause cancer. Should I stop taking it?
10/21/08What is C-reactive protein? My doctor tells me that mine is elevated, and he is concerned about it.
10/30/08I have heard that chocolate is good for you. Is this true?
3/9/09    

Lately I have seen websites advertising Neptune Krill Oil as a source for Omega-3s. These websites claim it is superior to fish oil. I was wondering how to validate these claims and if you are familiar with this source of Omega-3s. Any thoughts? Thanks.

 

Please see your primary care physician and/or cardiologist before making any significant changes in your behavior or diet.

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