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Doctor insights on: Can My Cod Liver Oil Pills Make Me Lose Weight

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What is cod liver oil pills do?

What is cod liver oil pills do?

Cod Liver Oil: Cod liver oil contains more vitamin a and vitamin d than any other food. This is pre-formed vitamin a, though -- not the beta carotene you can get from plants. You probably want no more than 2500 iu of preformed vitamin a/day. It is fat soluble and the excess is stored in your liver. Cod liver oil also contains high amounts of dha and epa -- long chain omega-2 fats. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it okay to take one biotin pill of 1000 mcg and a pill of cod liver oil a day ?

Is it okay to take one biotin pill of 1000 mcg and a pill of cod liver oil a day ?

Only if...: Only if a person truly needs extra biotin or cod liver oil, should she take some. People should not ingest "supplements" or medications that they do not need. If a person is deficient in biotin, in omega-3 fatty acids, or in the vitamins in cod liver oil, then it may be ok to take those supplements. Thus, the question is, what is the person deficient in? ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil cause weight gain?

Can cod liver oil cause weight gain?

No: There is no correlation with Vitamin D and weight gain that I am aware of. All the best and a great vitamin to take in the absence of sunlight. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Does cod liver oil effect birth control pills?

Does cod liver oil effect birth control pills?

No: Cod liver oil contains high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. Is there a reason to believe that you are deficient in those?? Do you liv above the Arctic Circle?? Or work at the South Pole station?? Or do you have lupus where you really should have very limited sun exposure? Just eat a good varied diet and you should get more than enough A and D. And NO, it should not affect BCP absorption! ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old my height is 6 ft and weight is 64 kg. I do regular gym. I want to ask that is it healthy to take multivitamin with cod liver oil ?

I'm 20 years old my height is 6 ft and weight is 64 kg.  I do regular gym. 
I want to ask that is it healthy to take multivitamin with cod liver oil ?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, etc. Get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. The dose (read label and check that half or more of the ingredients are several 100 per cent above RDA. Dose more important than a long list. Avoid cod liver oil over long term. ...Read more

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For 57+ F does daily intake of 100 mg cod liver oil for 3+ months result in 2+ kg weight loss (71->68.9 kg) in past 2-months ?

For 57+ F does daily intake of 100 mg cod liver oil for 3+ months result in 2+ kg weight loss (71->68.9 kg) in past 2-months ?

Weight loss: I would look for other reasons for the weight loss such as lower calorie intake and/or increased exercise. However if unexplained weight loss increases she must be evaluated for conditions like diabetes, overactive thyroid or malignancy. Her physician would take a history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Is Scott's cod liver oil good for me? In an adult but it's for kids but I love the taste

Is Scott's cod liver oil good for me? In an adult but it's for kids but I love the taste

It's fine: It will not hurt you. I would not overdo it, but you can certainly take in appropriate amounts. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more