In our body, Liver:
1. makes proteins important for blood clotting
2. stores glycogen
3. removes toxins and poisons from body
4. produces bile as well as urea
Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

The liver is in the upper right part of the abdomen. It has many functions which include:

  • Storing glycogen (fuel for the body) which is made from sugars. When required, glycogen is broken down into glucose which is released into the bloodstream.
  • Helping to process fats and proteins from digested food.
  • Making proteins that are essential for blood to clot (clotting factors).
  • Helping to process and/or remove alcohol, many types of medicines, toxins and poisons from the body.
  • Making bile which passes from the liver to the gut down the bile duct. Bile breaks down the fats in food so that they can be absorbed from the bowel.

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