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What's the role of the liver in aiding digestion?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Liver: It is the largest chemical factory in the body so that besides making bile which is required to process your fats in your food, the liver changes the basic digested food compotents into proteins, complex fats and other essential products to help our body and helps detoxify other substances that may be harmful.
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