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The liver is one of the largest organs in the body and it carries out over 500 essential tasks. It has many important metabolic functions. It converts the nutrients in our diets into substances that the body can use, stores these substances, and supplies cells with them when needed. It also takes up toxic substances and converts them into harmless substances or makes sure they are released from the body. From drugs and alcohol to unknown foreign substances, the liver helps filter and detoxify the materials not meant to be in our body. According to the National Institutes of Health,...
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