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cod liver oil

 
partially destearinated, fixed oil from fresh livers of Gadus morrhua and other fish of the family Gadidae; used as a source of vitamins A and D.

cod liv·er oil

(kod liv'ĕr oyl),
The partially destearinated fixed oil extracted from the fresh livers of the codfish (Gadus morrhuae) and other species of the family Gadidae, containing vitamins A and D; used as a supplementary source of vitamins A and D.

cod liver oil

An oil extracted from cod liver, which is rich in n-3 fatty acids, in particular eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA); 10 grams of cod liver oil contributes 1 gram of EPA to the diet.

cod liver oil

an oil pressed from the fresh liver of the cod and purified. It is one of the best-known natural sources of vitamin D, and a rich source of vitamin A. Because cod liver oil is more easily absorbed than other oils, it was formerly widely used as a nutrient and tonic, but it is rarely used today since more efficient sources are available.
The oil has a fishy odor, especially in pork, when the animals are fed on cheap grades of the oil before slaughter. The fat is most tainted and is discolored brown.
The oil gives its name to a form of aspiration or lipid pneumonia caused by overzealous and inefficient oral dosing of cats with the oil.

cod liver oil poisoning
premixed animal feeds in which cod liver oil has been incorporated are damaged if they are exposed to air. The oil rancidifies and the oxidation destroys the vitamin E in the feed. Cod liver oil also contains a muscle damage agent. Excessive supplementation in young puppies and kittens can also lead to hypervitaminosis A and D.
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The study, by researchers at Belfast University, compared the effects of cod liver oil with those of olive oil and found that there was a significant and pronounced reduction in blood triglyceride concentrations after eating cod liver oil.
Results: Dietary information was received from 76 infants (41 in the cod liver oil group and 35 in the corn oil group), documenting that all of them were breastfed at three months of age.
Cod liver oil is Britain's biggest-selling supplement with eight million using it to relieve joint stiffness and pain from arthritis.
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A When you're pregnant or trying to get pregnant, you shouldn't take supplements containing cod liver oil or other types of fish liver oil.
But Professor Bruce Caterson of Cardiff University's School of Biosciences, whose research has proved the age old belief that cod liver oil does slow down arthritis, says the substance should now be treated as medicine.
Seven Seas is throwing 5m [pounds sterling] behind an autumn cod liver oil advertising campaign with a twist.
Cod Liver Oil contains high levels of Essential Fatty Acids, including Omega 3, which has anti-inflammatory properties.
COD liver oil conjures up images of small children grimacing as their mothers force feed them foul-tasting spoonfuls.
EAT IT UP: Vitamin D is found in oily fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel, and cod liver oil supplements.
We never had any problems with the old remedies - Virol, malt extract, Scots emulsion, cod liver oil and once a week a good massage with goose fat.
Cod liver oil first became established in the fishing communities of Scotland, Iceland, Norway and Greenland several centuries ago when it was used to protect people against the intense winters.