The liver is an often misunderstood organ. As well as its role in managing blood sugar, it has a huge number of other functions.
In Canada, we are increasingly worried about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and it is becoming a commoner cause of irreversible liver scarring (known as cirrhosis).
We also talked about ways to prevent liver disease – with the right lifestyle measures, a significant proportion could be prevented, and in general the liver is a pretty resilient organ.
If you are concerned about the possibility of liver disease, have a conversation with your family physician or healthcare provider.
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