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Cod liver oil

Cod liver oil Definition Oil from the liver of cod, already used in ancient times to strengthen and prevent rickets. Possibly also from the liver of haddock or hake, pollack, shark or ray. The oil is rich in vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, phosphorus, iodine, as well as potassium, calcium, sulp...

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One of Germany's most accomplished dermatologists with decades of expertise in clinical dermatology. Emeritus professor at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum, author of more than 30 textbooks and over 700 scientific publications.