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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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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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A health specialist told me cod liver oil oxidises so if ones digestion isn't good then they shouldnt take it, is it true?

Cod Liver Oil: Read this about the benefits of clo==>http://www.Webmd.Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1040-cod%20liver%20oil.Aspx?Activeingredientid=1040&activeingredientname=cod%20liver%20oil. You will note that if you are taking any number of listed meds, interactions can occur. Without knowing more about your "digestion, " it is hard to advise you, but there are other ways to get omega-3s besides clo. ...Read more

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Is true that ox liver cures night blindness and cod liver oil and sunshine can help to cure rickets?

Is true that ox liver cures night blindness and cod liver oil and sunshine can help to cure rickets?

No and yes: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is usually associated with rp(retinitis pigmentosa) and we have no treatment available. Rickets are caused by a vitamins d deficiency best treated with vitamin d supplements and sunshine which activates the vitamin d. Cod liver oil is a good source of vitamin d. ...Read more

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Can I take krill oil and cod liver oil together safely?

Can I take krill oil and cod liver oil together safely?

Yes: Both krill and cod liver oil are excellent sources of essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. Cod Liver Oil also contains Vitamins A and D. Krill oil may be more readily absorbed and is an excellent source of astaxanthin. It is safe to take these together. One would have to take very large amounts for either or both to be hazardous. See http://draxe.com/cod-liver-oil/ for more info. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil correct myopia?

Can cod liver oil correct myopia?

No: Cod liver oil, which is a little dangerous to take because of the very high amounts of vitamin a in it, has no effect on nearsightedness. ...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

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


Dr. Robert Lang
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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