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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

(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.

lip·o·trop·ic

(lip'ō-trō'pik)
1. Pertaining to substances preventing or correcting excessive fat deposits in liver.
2. Relating to lipotropy.
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Therefore, the objective of this trial was to investigate the effects of dietary lipotropic agents in combination with early feed restriction on the ascites-related indices, growth performance, blood metabolites and meat quality of broiler chickens reared at high altitude.
The experiment was carried out in a completely randomized design with a 2 x 3 factorial arrangement, including two feeding programs (ad libitum or early feed restriction) and three states of lipotropic supplementation (a control diet, 150 mg/kg carnitine as L-carnitine and 1,000 mg/kg choline as choline chloride).
The model included the main effects of feeding program (ad libitum or feed restriction) and lipotropic factors (control, carnitine or choline) and their interactions.
Our results indicated that the addition of carnitine as a lipotropic agent improved FCR of broiler chickens.
The results of the present experiment showed that the relative weight of the heart was lower in broilers that received lipotropic factors (especially choline).
As shown in Table 4, supplemental lipotropic agents and early feed restriction had no significant effects on the antibody titer against NDV.
In consistent with these findings, Azadmanesh and Jahanian (2014) reported that the addition of lipotropic agent (carnitine) increased the serum concentration level of triglyceride in broilers.
In addition, feeding lipotropic agents (particularly carnitine) improved growth performance, ascites-related indices and breast meat quality of broilers reared at high altitude.
Effect of supplemental lipotropic factors on performance, immune responses, serum metabolites and liver health in broiler chicks fed on high-energy diets.
Considering the fact that fatty acids are structural components of phospholipid and neutral lipid molecules which undergo altered metabolism during choline deficiency, we examined the fatty acid composition of fish liver in order to gain further insight as to the lipotropic action of choline.