VITAMINS : The Micro-Nutrients in Our Body

The essential Macronutrients are water, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. In developed countries, vitamin deficiencies result mainly from poverty, food fads, drugs, or alcoholism. Vitamin toxicity (hypervitaminosis) usually results from taking mega doses of Vitamin A, D, B6, or niacin. In general, excess amounts of water-soluble vitamins are excreted via the Kidneys. Vitamins may […]

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What is Pituitary Gland and its Secretions?

The human pituitary gland is reddish – Grey, an oval structure about 10mm in diameter located in the brain just behind the optic chiasma as an extension of the field the hypothalamus. The average weight of the gland in females is 0.5 – 0.6gm and in males is 0.6 to 0.7 gm.  The Pituitary gland location […]

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Phenylketonuria (PKU): What is PKU and its Treatment

In the United States, each year about 1 in 10,000 to 15,000 babies is born with PKU. This disease occurs in all ethnic groups. But it is most common in Native Americans and northern Europeans in African Americans, or Japanese in Ashkenazi Jews. What causes PKU? PKU is inherited. That means it is passed from parents to children […]

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