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I would like to know the functions of a chicken's liver and if it correlates to that of a humans. Also what types of lipids, carbos, and proteins are present in the chicken's liver?



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The liver of birds has basically the same function as in mammals. The metabolism and lipid composition may differ in details, especially in laying hens.

Trudy Wassenaar



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