The liver is one of the most complex organs in the human body. The liver is also one that performs multiple jobs and regulates various systems. Furthermore, the liver is too one of the largest organs in the human body. Because it secrete the bile, our liver helps with the digestive processes and because of this it is in fact a gland. Due to its complex function and constitution, the liver is right to various diseases. From Hepatitis which can be caused by a virus or Cirrhosis which is a condition caused by the over consumption of alcohol to Wilson's disease or Gilbert's syndrome which are genetic conditions, the liver is subject to much stress and multiple risks. We should keep in mind that liver health is critical for maintaining our bodies healthy and disease free.
Of course, as we all know, the most widespread source of liver disease originates in excess alcohol consumption but obesity, as well as severe malnutrition, is also causes of liver disease. Furthermore, the accumulation of toxins in our bodies will trigger liver disease and lead to the development of auto immune diseases, in which cases our bodies can not respond properly to against various substances and ends up attacking its very own cells. Unfortunately, once you have liver damage the risk of developing an autoimmune disease is very high. Fatty degeneration and the oxidative processes play a major role in liver disease. Because of the impact of these processes, patients suffering from liver conditions have to keep away from various foods. This course ends up affecting their way of life and ultimately causing other conditions. Luckily, studies show there are other ways to fight liver disease via antioxidants that help us stay healthy and maintain the liver in perfect condition.
Vitaglione Paola, Filomena Morisco, Nicola Caporaso and Vincenzo Fogliano of the University di Napoli “Federico II” Parco Gussone conduct studies in the field of Food Science. The team of scientists in Napoli has published multiple studies showing the effects of antioxidants on our bodies, pointing to their role in maintaining a healthy liver. The results of their studies have been published in “Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition” and the article they signed in 2004 – “Dietary antioxidant compounds and liver health” – points to the role antioxidants have both excellent therapeutic agents but also medication coadjutants in reversing liver damage. The Italian researchers from the University of Napoli have published a number of studies dealing with foods and liver health and their studies reveal adverse antioxidants as a game changer in both fighting liver damage but in maintaining a healthy liver and that a healthy body.