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Is it true cod liver oil lowers bone density?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Maybe.

Some studies in countries like Norway who gave cod liver oil to children to protect against Vit.
A &D deficiency found some correlation in BMD in menopausal women to took cod liver oil in childhood vs. those who didn't.

In brief: Maybe.

Some studies in countries like Norway who gave cod liver oil to children to protect against Vit.
A &D deficiency found some correlation in BMD in menopausal women to took cod liver oil in childhood vs. those who didn't.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Dr. Linda Callaghan
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