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This ‘Healthy Habit’ Is Actually Causing Liver Damage

When it comes to liver health, we all know the basics. You’ll want to avoid drinking alcohol to excess, for example, and stick to a healthy diet. This doesn’t guarantee that you’ll remain free from liver damage for the duration of your life, but it’ll tip the odds in your favor. Given the liver’s primary function — to clean and filter your blood — you’re going to want it to hold up over the years.

What’s causing the damage?

A doctor examines a patient suffering from liver damage

A doctor examines a patient suffering from liver damage A doctor examines a patient suffering from liver damage. | Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

There’s new evidence that a habit many assume is healthy is actively causing liver damage. All of those dietary and herbal supplements that Americans are hooked on? They may be doing some serious damage to our organs — and especially our livers.

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