Share of Cost, What Does The Liver Do?

Saturday, Mar. 5th 2016 6:00 AM

The liver is the largest solid organ in the body and carries out at least 500 roles. 

Fast facts on the liver

Here are some key points about the liver.

*    The liver is classed as a gland
*    The liver carries out more than 500 roles in the human body
*    It is the only organ that can regenerate
*    The liver is the largest solid organ in the body
*    Carbohydrates are broken down and stored as glycogen in the liver
*    One of the liver’s tasks is to remove toxins from the body
*    Alcohol abuse is one of the major causes of liver problems in the industrialized world
*    Both yellow fever and malaria affect the liver

*    Albumin is produced in the liver and helps prevent blood vessels from becoming “leaky.”

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