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- lipidsearch for term
Synonyms: blood fats, blood fat
- lipodystrophysearch for term
A metabolic disorder in which fat in the face, arms, legs and buttocks is lost and/or fatty deposits appear in the abdomen, breasts and neck.
- liversearch for term
A large organ, located in the upper right abdomen, which assists in digestion by metabolising carbohydrates, fats and proteins, stores vitamins and minerals, produces amino acids, bile and cholesterolAn essential component of cell membranes and nerve fibre insulation, cholesterol is important for the metabolism and transport of fatty acids and the production of hormones and Vitamin D. Cholesterol is manufactured by the liver, and is also present in certain foods. High blood cholesterol levels have been linked to heart disease and may be a side effect of some anti-HIV medications., and removes toxins from the blood.