cod-liver oil


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cod-liver oil

(kŏd′lĭv′ər)
n.
An oil obtained from the liver of cod and related fishes and used as a dietary source of vitamins A and D.

cod-liver oil

Nutrition An oil from cod liver, rich in n-3 fatty acids, in particular eicosapentaenoic acid–EPA; 10 g of CLO contributes 1 g of EPA to the diet. See Eicosapentanoic acid, Fish oil.
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They found that 86 percent of the osteoarthritis patients who bad taken the cod-liver oil produced less or none of a cartilage-eroding enzyme, compared with 26 percent of those getting a placebo.
RESEARCH to discover whether cod-liver oil can reduce pain and inflammation in patients with arthritis is being carried out by scientists at the Cardiff School of Biosciences.
By 1921 he had located a rickets-inhibiting substance in such animal fats as cod-liver oil, butter, and suet.