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A liver's rhythm impacts health

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Cirrhosis of alcoholic liver disease

When we talk about our body clock, we're usually talking about our sleep pattern. But certain organs in the human body also have their own rhythms. New research shows that when the metabolic rhythms of your liver are altered, it can negatively influence your health. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Shannon Bailey, a pathology and environmental health sciences professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, about how lifestyle factors can influence liver disease.

More of this interview can be heard on "Take Care," WRVO's health and wellness show Saturday at 6:30 a.m. and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.