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Staying up late hurts the liver most!

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At present, about 80% of the world's liver cancer is caused by hepatitis B, but there are still many people with liver injury behavior. The survey found that "often pessimistic or depressed, or often angry" was the most common, while "overworked or often staying up late" was the second most common behavior. Experts explained that these behaviors should be avoided as far as possible, otherwise the liver would be injured.

Firstly, in modern society, people tend to be pessimistic, angry, anxious and depressed because of the high pressure of competition and tense work. These negative emotions will hurt the liver and lead to liver dysfunction. Experts believe that depression often leads to stagnation of liver-qi, while irritability leads to transverse reversal of liver-qi and hyperactivity of liver-yang.

Secondly, after 11 p.m., it is a critical period for the liver to detoxify and repair itself. Over-staying up late will make the liver exhausted, while overwork will reduce the immunity at ordinary times. Together, the damage to the liver is great. When hepatitis B virus invades human body, it will not directly cause damage to hepatocytes, but absorb nutrients in hepatocytes while replicating and reproducing. The "parts" of replicating viruses, such as surface antigens, are released on hepatocyte membranes, which can cause immune response and lead to hepatocyte damage and necrosis.

Finally, uncontrolled diet and excessive drinking can cause great damage to the liver. More than 90% of the detoxification work of the human body is carried out by the liver. Over a long period of time, excessive drinking will make the liver overburdened. Over time, it will form alcoholic liver, and even evolve into alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis. Studies have shown that 35% of cirrhosis deaths and 25% of liver cancer deaths are associated with heavy drinking. Overeating and excessive intake of high-fat, high-calorie food, excessive fat leads to increased metabolic load of hepatocytes, which leads to hepatocyte damage leading to steatohepatitis.

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