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What are the benefits of krill oil according to Dr. Oz?

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According to Dr. Oz, krill oil, which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid, can lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Krill oil is also beneficial for treating depression and certain types of cancer.

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Krill oil contains EPA and DHA, which are the fatty acids found in fish oil. In krill oil, these fatty acids are attached to phospholipids. In animal studies, the DHA in krill oil is transmitted and absorbed into the brain more effectively than fish oil, according to Dr. Oz. Krill oil also contains astaxanthin, which is a carotenoid antioxidant that may prevent the oxidation of DHA and EPA.

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