The Power Of The Liver: What Does The Liver Do?

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The Power Of The Liver: What Does The Liver Do? - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The liver takes breaks from detoxifying your body to rest.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The liver works constantly to detoxify our bodies as well as perform many other needed functions.

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  • 2. 

    A lot of protein is bad for your liver.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Too much protein can back up the excretion process of toxic waste products like ammonia and urea.

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  • 3. 

    What contributes to too much ammonia in your system?

    • A.

      High protein consumption

    • B.

      Damaged or weak liver

    • C.

      Poor digestive abilities

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All these factors influence the ability of the liver to process ammonia into urea and excrete it in a timely fashion.

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  • 4. 

    Too much ammonia in your system can lead to...

    Correct Answer
    brain disease
    Explanation
    Brain disease can be a symptom of excessive prolonged high levels of ammonia in your body.

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  • 5. 

    The liver is the largest gland in your body.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Weighing in at approximately four pounds, the liver is definitely the largest gland in your body.

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  • 6. 

    The liver can regenerate how much of itself in only a little over a month (as long as not damaged by alcohol)?

    • A.

      10-20%

    • B.

      50%

    • C.

      60-70%

    • D.

      100%

    Correct Answer
    C. 60-70%
    Explanation
    As long as not damaged by alcohol, the liver can regenerate 60-70% of itself back to health in just over a month.

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  • 7. 

    What does the liver secrete that the gallbladder produces?

    Correct Answer
    bile
    Explanation
    The liver secretes bile after digestion has occurred.

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  • 8. 

    What vitamins does the liver extract and store? Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Vitamin A

    • B.

      Vitamin B12

    • C.

      Vitamin C

    • D.

      Vitamin D

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Vitamin A
    B. Vitamin B12
    D. Vitamin D
    Explanation
    The liver extracts these vitamins from the bloodstream and stores them for later use.

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  • 9. 

    The liver both metabolizes and stores fat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Depending on how much you eat, the liver metabolizes or stores fat.

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  • 10. 

    In addition to detoxifying and aiding in digestion, the liver also performed these tasks:

    • A.

      Regulates blood sugar

    • B.

      Regulates the thyroid

    • C.

      Breaks down hormones like adrenaline, aldosterone, estrogen and insulin after they have been used.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The liver is an amazing organ and performs all these functions for us, constantly!

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