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Summary of Liver Functions

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Summary of liver functions

The liver:

  • Filters your blood
  • Makes proteins, including blood-clotting factors (needed to help you heal)
  • Stores vitamins, sugars, fats, and other nutrients
  • Helps regulate hormones
  • Releases chemicals and nutrients into the body when needed
  • Makes bile needed for digesting fats
  • And much more