The liver is a multi-purpose organ crucial to good health, but liver disease is not easy to diagnose because symptoms are often not obvious. Photo: Alamy

Why the liver is a multi-purpose marvel and how we can help keep it healthy

  • Half a liver can regrow to its normal full size in just two weeks
  • 60 to 70 liver transplants are done each year in Hong Kong, mainly due to cancer or hepatitis-induced liver failure
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The liver is a multi-purpose organ crucial to good health, but liver disease is not easy to diagnose because symptoms are often not obvious. Photo: Alamy
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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.