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  • n. A disorder in the metabolism of lipids in which fat is deposited in the tissues

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  • n. A disorder of lipid metabolism, whether congenital or acquired.

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  • n. a disorder of lipid metabolism; abnormal levels of certain fats accumulate in the body


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  • (The livers of migrating birds, by contrast, never increase to more than twice their normal size, even when the birds are “fattening up” for a long journey.) Veterinarian Bruce Feldmann examined ducks from a foie gras facility and concluded, “[T] hese animals suffered from various diseases, including hepatic lipidosis and possibly hepatic encephalopathy [brain damage caused by liver malfunction], which were brought on directly by the force feeding process they were subjected to.”

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  • Birds are shown laboring to breathe; that's because foie gras is really a force-feeding-induced illness -- hepatic lipidosis.

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  • Also addressed is the notion of the liver being diseased; Gumne and colleagues contend that although hepatic lipidosis is pathological and irreversible in humans, it isnt in waterfowl, who have the capacity to store even more fat in their livers than what is typical in foie gras without corrupting their tissue or cells.

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  • Medically known as hepatic lipidosis, she narrates, foie gras is a disease marketed as a delicacy.

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  • Cornell University looked at 157 cats with lipidosis to see what conditions were primary:

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  • The key to treatment of lipidosis involves aggressive nutritional support a high protein diet to reverse the metabolic starvation.

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  • Workers force-feed the ducks so they develop a disease called hepatic lipidosis, Noyes states before cutting to an avian veterinarian, Laurie Siperstein-Cook, who says, A friend of mine refers to pt as hepatic lipidosis on toast.

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  • I tried to get my fat cat to lose weight a few years ago, and she got hepatic lipidosis and had to be fed through a tube in her neck for two months

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  • To a veterinarian, the ensuing human-induced disorder is called "hepatic lipidosis."

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  • Fever from abscess, antifreeze poisoning, hepatic lipidosis fatty liver disease, other metabolic-conditions

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