fish oil

noun

Definition of fish oil 

: a fatty oil from the bodies of various fishes (such as menhaden or sardines) that contains large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids and is used as a dietary supplement and in making various products (such as cosmetics and paints)

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Thanedar, who is 30, uses B vitamins, fish oil, and protein powder. Peter Andrey Smith, Outside Online, "Don't Trust the Label on Your Supplements," 5 July 2018 There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. Markham Heid, Time, "Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?," 20 June 2018 Early fish oil studies strongly suggested a cardiac benefit of supplements. David Becker, Philly.com, "Why this cardiologist is no longer recommending fish oil supplements," 1 May 2018 What’s not clear today is whether swallowing a fish oil pill or some other type of omega-3 supplement can improve cognitive function or safeguard brain health. Markham Heid, Time, "Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?," 20 June 2018 But both of these studies involved the benefits of seafood rather than fish oil itself. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Health effects of fish oil: Where do we stand?," 1 Mar. 2018 Consider adding fish oil or other fatty acids to his daily regimen. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Shedding is a normal for dogs; most times no need to be concerned," 8 June 2018 Many other readers also believe fish oil helps their dry eyes. Joe Graedon, M.s., And Teresa Graedon, Houston Chronicle, "Will zinc help hirsutism in women?," 13 May 2018 So how did so many cardiologists and patients fall for fish oil supplements? David Becker, Philly.com, "Why this cardiologist is no longer recommending fish oil supplements," 1 May 2018

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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fish oil

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Medical Definition of fish oil 

: a fatty oil that is obtained from oily fish (such as herring or menhaden), contains large amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, and is used as a dietary supplement and in making various products (such as protective coatings, cosmetics, and animal feed) Scientists learned some time ago that there are significant health benefits from consuming omega-3 fatty acids, which are found mostly in fish oils, algal oils, and linseed oil.— Felicia M. Willis, Today's Chemist at Work, October 2004

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