New research has shed a little light on one of the more interesting organs in your body. It’s found that regardless of how old you are, your liver is eternally about three years old.
The organ, which is responsible for clearing toxins from the body and metabolizing nutrients, has a unique ability to renew and replace its cells at a high rate. It regenerates from damage rather quickly and appears to be able to do so throughout life.
Findings from the German study suggest that the ability to regenerate itself does not diminish with age.
That’s not to say that some people won’t put their liver through so much that damage could be inescapable or that others may have a genetic problem with their liver, but it does suggest that keeping it in relatively good health will keep it from aging.