Does fasting help my liver?

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Fasting is thought to help the body by clearing it of all toxins through metabolic therapy. Metabolic therapy refers to the belief that the body is filled with harmful toxins that can be cleansed through fasting and detoxification. This method asserts that without the preoccupation of digesting food, the body can rid itself of toxins and excess material. The liver is just one of the organs that promoters claim can become cleansed through fasting. However, fasting can lead to serious damage in the liver and other organs, and metabolic therapy itself is under scrutiny in the medical community.

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