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Overview of the liver

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Overview of the liver - Liver Basics

Your liver is one of the largest and most important organs in your body. You have only one liver. It is the size of a football and weighs about 3 pounds in the average-size person. It is reddish-brown. Your liver is located on the right side of your abdomen behind your lower ribs, and your ribs help to protect your liver.

The liver behind the lower ribs