Up to 25 percent of the liver can be removed and within a short period of time, it will grow back to its original shape and size.
The liver is the body's most important organ, functioning as a living filter to clean the system of toxins, metabolize proteins, control hormonal balance, and produce immune-boosting factors.
Bile is the fluid produced by the liver. Your body produces about a quart of bile per day. Bile is essential for digestion of fats. It aids in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, helps convert beta-carotene into vitamin A, helps with calcium assimilation and promotes peristalsis which is the action of the colon that helps prevent constipation.