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lipotropic

 [lip″o-trop´ik]
1. acting on fat metabolism by hastening removal, or decreasing the deposit, of fat in the liver.
2. an agent that so acts.

lip·o·trop·ic

(lip'ō-trōp'ik), Do not confuse this word with lipotrophic.
1. Pertaining to substances preventing or correcting excessive fat deposits in liver such as occurs in choline deficiency.
2. Relating to lipotropy.

lipotropic

/lipo·tro·pic/ (lip″o-tro´pik) acting on fat metabolism by hastening removal or decreasing the deposit of fat in the liver; also, an agent having such effects.

lipotropic

(lĭp′ō-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk, lī′pō-)
adj.
1. Preventing abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat in the liver.
2. Having an affinity for lipids.

li·pot′ro·py (lĭ-pŏt′rə-pē, lī-), li·pot′ro·pism n.

lip·o·trop·ic

(lip'ō-trō'pik)
1. Pertaining to substances preventing or correcting excessive fat deposits in liver such as occurs in choline deficiency.
2. Relating to lipotropy.

lipotropic (līˈ·pō·trōˑ·pik),

adj the ability to promote the movement of bile and lipids to and from the liver with improved hepatic function.

lip·o·trop·ic

(lip'ō-trō'pik)
1. Pertaining to substances preventing or correcting excessive fat deposits in liver.
2. Relating to lipotropy.

lipotropic

1. acting on fat metabolism by hastening removal, or decreasing the deposit, of fat in the liver.
2. a lipotropic agent.
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Lipotropic activity of choline, betaine, and methionine in ducklings.
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Furthermore, choline is considered as a lipotropic factor preventing abnormal accumulation of lipid and development of fatty livers (Halver, 2002).
2006), but in contrast with the aforementioned lipotropic properties of betaine, increases in energy retention may enhance fat accretion.