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The Liver: A ‘Blob’ That Runs the Body

Many of us only think about our liver when we’re abusing it, usually with too many cocktails after work on a Friday. However, we don’t tend to consider the myriad of functions that the liver performs for the body. In fact, the liver’s ‘to-do’ list is second only to the brain, numbering about 300 These tasks include systematically reworking the food we eat into usable building blocks for our cells; neutralizing the many potentially harmful substances that we incidentally or deliberately ingest; generating a vast pharmacopoeia of hormones, enzymes, clotting factors and immune molecules; controlling blood chemistry. And that’s just for starters…

 

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