What does the Liver do?

The Liver is situated in the upper right part of 'tummy'(abdomen). It has nearly 400 functions in the body. These include;

Cleanses blood

  • Metabolising alcohol and other drug and chemicals.
  • Neutralising and destroying poisonous substances.

Regulation of body fuel supply

  • Producing, storing and supplying quick energy (glucose) to keep the
    mind alert and the body active.
  • Producing and storing fat.

Manufacturing essential body proteins involved in

  • Clotting of blood.
  • Providing resistance of infection.

Regulates the balance of many hormones

  • Sex hormones.
  • Thyroid hormones.
  • Steroid hormones.

Regulates body Cholesterol

  • Produces Cholesterol and converts it to other essential substance.

Regulates the supply of essential vitamins and minerals

  • Iron
  • Copper
  • B12
  • Folic acid
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin K

Production of bile

  • Which passes from the liver to the gut and helps in digestion of food.


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