10 Things You Should Know About Your Liver

1. Your liver is about the size of a football–the largest solid organ in the body.

Not only is it big, but did you know that your liver performs over 500 functions, 24 hours a day? Keeping your liver strong, and as healthy as possible, is vital to your very well-being, especially for those with hepatitis C.

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