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Will overdosing on fish oil (omega-3) make you gain weight in any way?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Possibly

Fish oil is fat.
Fat contains calories. Caloric intake causes weight gain. So, yes, it's possible. Although not likely from a single overdose. The label on the fish oil bottle should tell you how many calories are in a capsule (or 2 capsules) depending on the recommended dose. There is no evidence to show mega-.

In brief: Possibly

Fish oil is fat.
Fat contains calories. Caloric intake causes weight gain. So, yes, it's possible. Although not likely from a single overdose. The label on the fish oil bottle should tell you how many calories are in a capsule (or 2 capsules) depending on the recommended dose. There is no evidence to show mega-.
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