Fat Tolerance of a Human Liver

Fat build-up can cause permanent hole of a liver that could lead to a severe disease.

Research shows that fat-build-up from insensitive diet of a person causes more harm to liver than another harmful substance such as alcohol. The human liver that is situated in the upper abdomen is the largest glandular organ of the body. Its main functions include filtration of the blood, production of blood cells, and synthesis of blood-clotting components.


image credit         human liver

The liver has many functions; this includes storing minerals and vitamins. It also makes bile (a bitter yellowish, blue and green fluid secreted by hepatocytes from the liver) that is stored in the gall bladder until needed for the digestion of fats.

Its multiple functions are carried out by two types of cells:

  1. hepatocytes – the one responsible for releasing substances into bile canaliculi and into blood and lymph channels;


image credit   human hepatocytes

      2. phagocyte – which may form a part of the lining of the blood sinusoids


image credit     human phagocytes

Aside from breaking down fats, the liver also plays a significant role in converting glucose (or simply sugar) to glycogen (Glycogen plays an important role in the glucose cycle; is a polysaccharide that is the principal storage form of glucose in animal and human cells.) Liver also produces urea (the main substance of urine), it make a kind of building blocks such as amino acids, and as storage of vitamins and minerals

As shown in some development, the fat-build-up of insensitive diet of a person causes more harm to liver than another harmful substance such as alcohol. Thereby an obese person should seek medical assistance (also in diet management.) to prevent other diseases associated to it. Fat build-up causes liver to have permanent holes leading to a more severe liver related disease.


image credit  …excess fat in the liver

A liver, a solid organ located on the right in the upper abdomen plays a major role in metabolism, digestion, detoxification, and elimination of substances from the body. But once abused, it can lead to fatal outcome.


image credit    fat in their liver (left)

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25 Responses to “Fat Tolerance of a Human Liver”
  1. Jenny Heart Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 8:53 am

    We need to take care of this once in a lifetime organ. Great article!

  2. Katie Marie Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

    A very interesting article for me personally as I and one of my granddaughters have physical issues relating to our livers. Thanks for posting it.

  3. Lostash Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    A bit grim, but its a remarkable organ that needs looking after!

  4. maranatha Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    So, a liver blown up by too much fat doesn’t function properly? Or are the holes the major concern? I hope you continue with this article in more depth; it was interesting.

  5. Daisy Peasblossom Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Interesting, but not good dinner viewing. :)

  6. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Liver is one of human’s important part, and thus proper care should be taken to protect it. Have my liked it.

  7. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    very helpful post,thanks friend

  8. rutherfranc Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    nice choice of topic Ana..

  9. giftarist Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Very interesting topic.

  10. Unofre Pili Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    I will always remember this. Salamat kaayo kabayan.

  11. Radhika Bhargava Says...

    On September 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Quite Interesting …..its nice…

  12. Vikram Chhabra Says...

    On September 2, 2009 at 1:04 am

    This is a very meaningful article. Pertinent to the society we live in.

  13. Yovita Siswati Says...

    On September 2, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Thanks for the info. It is very useful. I have to start a healtier diet!

  14. papaleng Says...

    On September 2, 2009 at 2:23 am

    such a very educational and helpful post.

  15. Anne Lyken Garner Says...

    On September 2, 2009 at 4:18 am

    An informative piece.

  16. Joe Dorish Says...

    On September 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Didn’t know that fat was more damaging to the liver than alcohol!

  17. OhSugar Says...

    On September 18, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Excellent post. It is very informative on the life of our liver. Thanks for sharing. I learned a lot.

  18. CutestPrincess Says...

    On September 19, 2009 at 7:13 am

    Very informative article, well researched with great use of photos.

  19. rizzei Says...

    On September 20, 2009 at 8:26 am

    wow..i can’t stare at those pics though..i’ve read much naman..so i understood the things you mentioned about the human liver..:)

  20. Peter Cimino Says...

    On September 20, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Wow..fabulous in depth, informative article Well Done

  21. wonder Says...

    On October 15, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Very informative, a good post.

  22. K Kristie Says...

    On October 17, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Interesting piece of info. Good post!

  23. Hazel Crowther Says...

    On October 27, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Thankyou for the information, lots of research must have gone into this.

  24. fishfry aka Elizabeth Figueroa Says...

    On February 12, 2010 at 8:03 am

    Very interesting post, I am glad to see the information, I think a little more detail would be great, such as what items are harmful and what we could do to keep the liver happy and functioning properly. You sparks some ideas for me, especially since I know someone on the Atkins diet……..all fat, proteins.
    Thank you for sharing this important infortnation

  25. mishee Says...

    On June 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    when i had dengue po, parang it affected din ung liver ko, di ko lang po masyado naintindihan yung doctor.

    nice article po pla, :)

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