Friday, 12 October 2012

Love your liver

I went to a "love your liver" seminar organized by the Canadian Liver Foundation yesterday.  Great presentation and great information! 

Most people think that liver's only function is to detoxify alcohol.  In fact, the liver is the largest and most metabolically complex internal organ in the human body.  Its function includes:
1. Metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and protein
2. Regulation of hormones, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals
3. Clotting of blood

The presenter Dr. Edward Tam stressed the importance of a healthy diet and exercise in the role of preventing and improving liver diseases.  He said there were robust researches showing the link between exercising, eating a healthy diet and improving liver health.

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