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World Liver Day: 19 April


World Liver Day: 19 April


World Liver day is observed on the 19 April every year to spread awareness about the second largest organ in the body.

According to WHO, liver diseases are the 10th most common cause of death in India. 

Liver diseases can be caused by hepatitis A, B, C, alcohol and drugs. 

The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body, with the exception of the brain.

LIVER IMPORTANCE:

Fights infections and illness
Regulates blood sugar
Removes toxic substances from the body
Controls cholesterol levels
Helps blood to clot 
Makes many of the body’s essential proteins
Releases bile and aids in digestion
Responsible for manufacturing cholesterol and triglycerides
Breaks down medications and drugs, including alcohol
Breaks down insulin and other hormones in the body


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