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)

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Studies show almost one-third of American kids take nutritional supplements, the most popular of which include multivitamins, fish oil, melatonin and probiotics. CBS News, "What parents should know before giving their kids dietary supplements," 20 Aug. 2019 And Amarin - a company that's enjoyed major spikes on the strength of its fish oil treatment - is down nearly 24% after hours. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "About Biopharma’s Ridiculously Bad Day: Brainstorm Health," 8 Aug. 2019 Prepping for my session was easy; I was simply told to avoid ibuprofen, fish oil, and vitamin E the day before to reduce the possibility of bruising and bleeding. Kate Foster, Glamour, "I’m Completely Hooked on Lip Blushing," 7 Aug. 2019 More than half of American adults regularly take some kind of supplement, whether fish oil, vitamin E or D, or protein powders. Sara Harrison, WIRED, "The Wild, Unregulated World of Sports Supplements," 22 July 2019 The analysis found no proof that switching to the Mediterranean diet, reducing fats or saturated fats, or increasing fish oil supplements would keep heart disease or death from the door, the researchers said. Steven Reinberg,, "More evidence supplements won’t help the heart," 11 July 2019 The research did find that omega-3 fatty acids -- commonly found in fish oil -- reduced the risk of heart attacks and coronary heart disease. Arman Azad, CNN, "Supplements probably aren't helping your heart, research suggests," 8 July 2019 Kirkland ground cinnamon is actually about $3 cheaper on Amazon’s site than Costco’s own, as are Kirkland fish oil capsules (although the ones on Amazon appear to have an older branding than the ones on Costco). Mike Murphy, Quartz, "You don’t need a Costco membership to buy Kirkland products online," 26 June 2019 Vitamin supplements and fish oil stored next to seasoning bottles and on a shelf above open food items. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Rusty hooks used to hang ducks among violations found in restaurant inspections," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of fish oil

1785, in the meaning defined above

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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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