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World Liver Day

World Liver Day is celebrated on April 19th every year to raise awareness about liver-related diseases and the importance of liver health. The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body, responsible for performing vital functions such as filtering toxins from the blood, producing bile, and regulating metabolism.

The theme for World Liver Day 2023 is “Liver Health for All.” The theme highlights the importance of liver health for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or lifestyle.

A healthy liver has several important functions in the body, including:

  • Detoxification: The liver plays a key role in detoxifying the body by breaking down and removing harmful substances, such as alcohol and drugs.

  • Production of bile: Bile is a fluid that helps digest fats and absorb fat-soluble vitamins. The liver produces and secretes bile into the small intestine.

  • Storage of vitamins and minerals: The liver stores vitamins and minerals, such as iron and vitamin B12, that the body needs for various functions.

  • Regulation of blood sugar levels: The liver helps regulate blood sugar levels by storing glucose as glycogen and releasing it into the bloodstream as needed.

  • Production of proteins: The liver produces many important proteins, such as albumin, that are needed for various body functions.

  • Regulation of cholesterol levels: The liver helps regulate cholesterol levels by producing and secreting bile acids that break down and eliminate excess cholesterol.

  • Immune function: The liver plays a role in the body’s immune system by producing immune factors and removing bacteria and other harmful substances from the blood.

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