Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Oil obtained from the bodies of fishes and marine animals, as from whales, porpoises, seals, pilchards, sharks' and cods' livers, etc.; specifically, cod-liver oil. Fish-oil for medicinal purposes is obtained principally from the cod, but also from the pollack, turbot, ling, dorse, etc.
“Other tips: Dermatologists report seeing improved skin in patients who take fish-oil pills, Irwin says.”
“Essence of green-lip mussels from a clean bay in that country, distilled into a fish-oil capsule.”
“And if you decide to take a fish-oil supplement, choose one labeled “USP Verified,” which indicates that it meets standards for purity and potency set by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, a nongovernmental authority, and have what the USP considers acceptable limits of contaminants.”
“People with heart disease should aim for 1 gram a day from fish-oil supplements.”
“A prescription fish-oil pill boosted HDL by 8 percent over eight weeks in one study.”
“Cancer patients who take fish-oil pills might be able to ward off some of the side effects of chemotherapy, such as excessive weight loss and declining strength, according to a study published online this week in the journal Cancer.”
“Women in the fish-oil group had lower rates of pre-term births, particularly births earlier than 34 weeks of gestation.”
“The few trials conducted that separated participants, into a group taking fish-oil supplements and another that didn't, weren't well done, because the women often knew if they were getting the supplement, and in some cases there wasn't a comparison group at all, she said.”
“The latest study does suggest that some subgroups of women might benefit from fish-oil supplements.”
“It could be the case that eating fish is better than taking fish-oil supplements or that women who opt to eat fish are generally healthier and engage in other health-promoting behaviors, Dr. Oken said.”
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