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Functions of your liver

Your liver is one of the largest and most important organs in your body. It is located in the upper right part of your abdomen and is involved in almost every process happening in your body.

liver functions
Your liver is a hardworking food processor:
  • It converts the food you eat into energy and produces chemicals your brain and spinal cord need.
  • It produces bile, a substance that helps you digest your food and absorb the important nutrients.
  • It controls the production and excretion of cholesterol.
Your liver is a strong defender:
  • It helps to resist infections by producing immune factors and removing bacteria from the blood.
  • It controls blood clotting.
Your liver is an effective detox centre:
  • It filters and neutralises drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins that enter your body.
Your liver is an efficient storage facility:
  • It stores vitamins, minerals and sugars, and releases them in the blood when your body needs them.
  • It regulates fat stores.
 

For additional information on the liver and what it can do, click on this link.

  1. Medicinenet.com
  2. British Liver Trust
  3. Webmd.com