What does my leg length say about the health of my liver?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

British researchers have discovered that women with legs between 20 and 29 inches tend to have higher levels of four enzymes that indicate liver disease. It's not that leg length in and of itself contributed to liver disease, but that shorter legs are an indication of poor childhood nutrition, which may also play a role in liver function.

Be kind to your liver by:

  • Limiting your alcohol intake to one beer or glass of wine per day.
  • Increasing your intake of liver-healthy cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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