fish oil


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)

Examples of fish oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were made to bite the heads off live mice, swallow whole goldfish and chug fish oil. Matt Apuzzo, New York Times, "A Black Belgian Student Saw a White Fraternity as His Ticket. It Was His Death.," 4 Oct. 2020 At its peak of putrefaction, the region featured more than two dozen horse-rendering plants, fish oil factories and garbage incinerators, turning Dead Horse Bay into one of New York’s most foul-smelling stretches of navigable water. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "New York’s ‘Glass Bottle Beach’ Closed After Survey Finds Radioactive Waste," 24 Aug. 2020 While omega-3 fish oil supplements do not prevent a second heart attack, taking about a gram a day could reduce deaths from coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death by about 10 percent according to the AHA. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Should you take a dietary supplement to prevent disease?," 24 June 2020 In addition to mostly eating clean foods, Ripa takes supplements such as Omega 3 fish oil, black cumin seed oil and turmeric to reduce inflammation. Hanna Flanagan,, "How Kelly Ripa Stays Healthy and Energized for Her Busy Lifestyle," 25 Oct. 2019 Some supplements may help relieve PMS bloating, such as vitamin E, vitamin D, thiamine, magnesium, or omega-3 fish oil, Dr. Ross adds. Samantha Lauriello,, "10 Things That Cause Belly Bloat, and How to Prevent Them," 20 Nov. 2019 Previous studies testing other fish oil drugs to cut cardiac risk had flopped. NBC News, "FDA approves first fish-oil drug for cutting cardiac risks," 13 Dec. 2019 With regard to fish oil and CVD the data for the most part have been positive, albeit with some wobbling among studies. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Fish oil supplements linked to lower risk of heart disease and death, study finds," 4 Mar. 2020 Castellino has been preparing for this by gulping fish oil and rubbing rosemary sprigs on his skin to improve memory. John Metcalfe, Washington Post, "The 2,300-year-old philosophy stoicism has enjoyed a revival of late, including in Silicon Valley," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of fish oil

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fish oil was in 1785

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9 Oct 2020

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“Fish oil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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