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Doctor insights on: How Does Cod Liver Oil Help Your Body

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Help please! is fish oil or cod liver oil better for immune system function?

Help please! is fish oil or cod liver oil better for immune system function?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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How can fish oil help the human body?

How can  fish oil help the human body?

Fish oil: Omega three fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids and are essential for growth and development in utero and during childhood. The main advantage of fish oil is its ability to reduce triglycerides. Some studies in patients taking fish oil also suggested a reduction in heart disease but other studies have refuted those findings. ...Read more

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Does fish oil capsule cause acne? And does it help with healthy hair?

Does fish oil capsule cause acne? And does it help with healthy hair?

No and No: Fish oil capsules per se have no proven health benefits (Some think they provide healthy fats (Omega) and help raise HDL (good cholesterol) HOWEVER in order to have any actual effect it would take HUNDREDS of these capsules!!!! Don't believe everything you hear/read Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What does fish oil do for your heart/ body?

What does fish oil do for your heart/ body?

Happy Heart: Fish oil lowers triglycerides. It also reduces your risk for heart attacks and dying from bad heart rhythms. It reduces your blood pressure [slightly]. Fish oil helps eczema and psoriasis too. ...Read more

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I want to take fish oil for my dry eye and to improve overall cardio and neuro health. What is better cod liver oil or Omega 3? Any recommendations?

I want to take fish oil for my dry eye and to improve overall cardio and neuro health.  What is better cod liver oil or Omega 3?  Any recommendations?

Both has omega 3: Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that our body needs and it's a healthy fat. Both fish oil and cod live oil has omega 3, however cod liver oil has additional Vit A and D. Code liver oil may have less omega 3 but pls compare the level of omega 3. Pls watch out for mercury. Check for reputable source or use vegi table source like flax seed, chia or nuts. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil and what about flax seed oil?

Can you please tell me about the advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil and what about flax seed oil?

No advant.,veg. alt.: I do not know of any advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has advantages over fish oil as it is also a good source of vit a & d, not found in fish oils. Any fish or cod liver oil should be purified to remove mercury, pcb's & other toxins. Flax oils is a vegan alternative to fish oil. It has the omega 3 ala which our bodies convert to epa, but not all people make the conversion. ...Read more

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Help please? How much alcohol can the liver process?

Help please? How much alcohol can the liver process?

Depends.: This depends on many factors, including prior drinking history, genetic predisposition, and other medical illnesses. Regardless, Current recommendations say that anything more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men is probably not healthy on a routine basis. Moderation is key. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take fatty liver to regain health?

See details: A fatty liver generally has no significant clinical implications. If you exercise, control calories and lose weight, the fatty deposits in the liver will be reduced as well. ...Read more

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Please advise! how much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Please advise! how much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Fatty liver disease: The most common cause of fatty liver disease is being overweight. Excess glucose is stored as glycogen primarily in the liver. Etoh can contribute to fatty liver due to the excess carbohydrates being consumed. ...Read more

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Does omega 3 help the body not to store body fat?

Does omega 3 help the body not to store body fat?

Maybe!: No definitive studies show this, but has been shown to inhibit Insulin resistance. Very healthy in it's own right. I do take it for it's many benefits. Not sure about the weight though! maybe? But not known! ...Read more

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How does Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect your body and help lower cholesterol?

How does Lipitor (atorvastatin) affect your body and help lower cholesterol?

Lowers cholesterol: Lipitor (atorvastatin) is an excellent drug for lowering cholesterol. It also reduces the number of heart attacks and strokes by about 40% if people stay on it for a few years. Side effects are rare and can include minor abnormalities in liver tests that normally resolve on their own. In addition, it can cause muscle inflammation in 1 in every 100, 000 patients. Generally, the benefits far outweigh the risks. ...Read more