What is the liver?


The liver is the largest internal organ in the body.


What does the liver do?

  • It acts as a filter, removing toxins and waste products from our body
  • It stores the body’s fuel, in the form of sugar, to give us energy.
  • It helps to process fats and proteins, and it makes special proteins that are needed for blood clotting
  • The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate itself, meaning that it can recover from a certain amount of damage.
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