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 (lĭp′ō-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk, lī′pō-)
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.


(Biochemistry) (of a substance) increasing the utilization of fat by the tissues


(ˌlɪp əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌlaɪ pə-)

having an affinity for lipids and thus preventing or correcting excess accumulation of fat in the liver.
li•pot•ro•pism (lɪˈpɒ trəˌpɪz əm, laɪ-) n.
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Adj.1.lipotropic - having an affinity for lipids
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
oleophilic - having a strong affinity for oils rather than water
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For healthy gallbladder function, we may suggest gallbladder-supporting nutrients that include lipotropic agents, ox bile, taurine, beet extracts, or botanical choleretics.
Furthermore, choline is considered as a lipotropic factor preventing abnormal accumulation of lipid and development of fatty liver [4].
ExtremBurn, a lipotropic, is so successful because it stimulates the breakdown of fat during metabolism, reducing fat in the liver and other areas of the body.
"Part 2: Macronutrients" provides information on water, energy, protein, carbohydrates, lipids, cholesterol and lipotropic nutrients.
- Lipotropic action - Mobilizes fat in liver and prevents its build-up in the arteries and in liver.
The decrease in dietary hyperlipemia may partly be due to lipotropic effects of garlic extracts, as evident from rise in FFA in treated rats as compared to control group of rats.
Lipotropic nutrients (e.g., methionine, choline, folate, and betaine) are important dietary methyl donors and cofactors that play key roles in one-carbon metabolism.
US HCG Injections, a company that provides HCG Shots online, has launched a new lipotropic injection, Lipo 7, it was reported yesterday.
In a discussion of B12 injections, one website declared, "This injection is also referred to as being a lipotropic nutrient." Note that the company stops short of saying definitely that the injection is a lipotropic nutrient.
Lot II--Control lot--10 dogs with ages ranging between 2 and 7 years to which a Standard medicinal treatment was applied (liver protecting, lipotropic products, aminoacids and vitamins).