Liver Health: Stop Smoking!

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Liver Health: Stop Smoking!

Tobacco smoke contains at least 40 recognized carcinogens that can cause harm to many parts of the body besides the lungs, including the liver. In addition, there are over 2000 separate chemicals in cigarette smoke that are capable of oxidizing cell membranes and proteins. Certainly, nicotine is an addictive drug, much like alcohol. And just as certainly, both alcohol and nicotine are hepatotoxic. No matter what other “protective” steps you may take, continued cigarette smoking will continue to damage your liver and lead to early liver disease.

Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Liver Health: Support Your Gallbladder along with Your Liver

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