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Mom wins battle for lean liver

A SECOND mother in China has jogged and dieted for six months to get her liver in shape to donate to her seriously ill offspring.

Na Xuelian, 46, a retired worker from Anshan City of Liaoning Province, is in Beijing Friend Hospital ready to undergo liver-transplant surgery for her daughter Liu Yujiao, 20, Xinhua news agency reported yesterday.

Last month, a mother in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, successfully donated part of her liver to her seriously ill son after a six-month diet and jogging program to reduce fat on her liver.

Liu was diagnosed with a liver disease a year ago, which could only be cured by a transplant. However, doctors rejected her mother's liver because it was too fatty.

Na then ran for 5 kilometers every day and reduced her weight from 68 kilograms to 60kg in six months. Doctors said her liver was now healthy enough for a transplant.


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