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Is it true cod liver oil lowers bone density?

Is it true cod liver oil lowers bone density?

Not necessarily, but: Cod liver has been a medical pancea for almost a century mainly due to its vitamin d content and the ability to cure rickets during times when sun exposure was inadequate (as was happening to europe during the industrial revolution with its accompanied pollution). Due to its high vitamin a content, it can be deleterious to bone if taken in large amount and can appose vitamin d action. ...Read more

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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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Will vitamin a in cod liver oil really lower bone density?

Will vitamin a in cod liver oil really lower bone density?

Maybe: As little as 3000-5000 iu of vitamin a can cause bone loss if the vitamin d level is low (lower than 20-30 ng/dl). Most cod liver oil does not have that much vitamin a unless you take a lot. ...Read more

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Which is better for depression: fish oil or cod liver oil?

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Which is better for depression: fish oil or cod liver oil?

Fish oil fordepressi: For boosting immune system, as antioxidants, both are ok, but for treating major depression, doubt either would be that beneficial by themselves. ...Read more

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Is fish liver oil a form of vitamin a?

Is fish liver oil a form of vitamin a?

Vit A is in fish oil: Vitamin a can be found in the liver of certain fish such as cod, and fish oil like cod liver oil is said to contain the active form of vitamin a. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis: cod liver oil or fish oil?

Which is better for arthritis: cod liver oil or fish oil?

See details: Fish oil if you believe the hype. In actuality, data is not impressive for its benefit. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use rose hip oil and vitamin E oil during pregnancy? I heard rose hip oil is high vitamin a. Is this beta carotene based?

Is it ok to use rose hip oil and vitamin E oil during pregnancy? I heard rose hip oil is high vitamin a. Is this beta carotene based?

Yes: No more than 10, 000 iu of preformed vitamin a should be taken during pregnancy but preformed vitamin a is only found in animal foods (meat, eggs, dairy). There are no vegetarian sources of actual vitamin a- any "vitamin a" said to be in those foods are from carotenes and those are very safe in pregnancy. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html. ...Read more

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Why has taking daily fish oil not lowered hereditary high cholesterol? Is it because the high cholesterol is hereditary?

Why has taking daily fish oil not lowered hereditary high cholesterol? Is it because the high cholesterol is hereditary?

Not the right: treatment. Fish oil may help with high triglycerides but not with cholesterol. If you have hereditary hypercholesterolemia, please consult a cardiologist to safe guard your health. If is not a do it yourself matter. ...Read more

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Is it true that tea is good for women's bone density?

Is it true that tea is good for women's bone density?

Yes: Tea is one of the most healthful beverages and has many benefits. Because green and black tea contain small amounts of fluoride, it increases bone density. Women who drink tea have more bone and fewer fractures than women who do not drink tea. Most herbal teas do not contain fluoride. ...Read more

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I have an organ transplant and take marinol, but it is unpredictably absorbed. Is it safe to sub an extract from high thc, low cbd natural cannabis? Will cbd significantly affect prograf levels?

I have an organ transplant and take marinol, but it is unpredictably absorbed. Is it safe to sub an extract from high thc, low cbd natural cannabis? Will cbd significantly affect prograf levels?

Transplant pharmD: You had a lung transplant. You are taking Marinol for appetite stimulant. Talk to your pharmd on service before you change any medication. They discuss this with you. Prograf levels can be altered by many meds and it's important to stay in contact with them. ...Read more

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My liver size is 185mm is normal ?? or not which graid fatty liver

My liver size is 185mm is normal ?? or not which graid fatty liver

Liver size: You give only 1 dimension, I assume it is the length of the right lobe. 18.5cm may be mildly enlarged, or normal for you, depending on the anatomic configuration of the rest of the liver. There are many causes of mild liver enlargement, fatty liver is one common one. ...Read more

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Is it true gymnema sylvester leaves will regenerate pancreatic beta cells in diabetes patient?Is it true type2 dm reversible once it is established?

Is it true gymnema sylvester leaves will regenerate pancreatic beta cells in diabetes patient?Is it true type2 dm reversible once it is established?

Not quite: Type 1 dm is currently not curable. Islet transplants has not had great success. The leaf in question has no randomised clinical study evidence. ...Read more

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Does eating salmon fish increase the prostrate cancer due to its fatty acid?

Does eating salmon fish increase the prostrate cancer due to its fatty acid?

No: This was the result of just one more bad study. People have been taking fish oils for their supposed benefit against atherosclerosis. This was a major disappointment, but the supposed link with prostate cancer looks like an artifact to me. Epidemiology generates huge amounts of correlations but with no scientific basis, I'd simply ignore it. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Bone Density (Definition)

Bone density (or bone mineral density) is a medical term normally referring to the amount of mineral matter per square centimeter of bones. Bone density (or bmd) is used in clinical medicine as an indirect indicator of ...Read more