Does Cod Liver Oil Really Work?
Cod liver oil
is supposedly useful for a variety of different uses. There is some evidence that it works for some (but not all) of these claims. This article will address the effectiveness of cod liver oil for several different uses, including:
Is Cod Liver Oil Effective for Heart Health?
Some studies suggest that cod liver oil seems to work quite well for treating high triglycerides
(known medically as hypertriglyceridemia), although not all studies have shown this to be the case. However, cod liver oil doesn't seem to lower cholesterol
. One study suggested that it probably does not have much of an effect on cholesterol levels
Does Cod Liver Oil Work for Kidney Disease?
Early research suggests that cod liver oil may reduce albuminuria in people with kidney disease due to type 2 diabetes
. Because albuminuria is a sign of kidney damage, this research suggests that cod liver oil might reduce the kidney damage often seen in people with this condition. However, much more research is necessary before cod liver oil can be recommended for this use.