VITAMINS : The Micro-Nutrients in Our Body

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 … Read moreVITAMINS : The Micro-Nutrients in Our Body

Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology From 2001 to 2017 (Updated)

nobel prizes in medicine

What is a Nobel Prize and Who is Alfred Nobel? Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been honoring men and women from all corners of the globe for outstanding achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and for work in peace. I list the list of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine below from … Read moreNobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology From 2001 to 2017 (Updated)

What is Pituitary Gland and its Secretions?

Pituitary Gland its secretions

The human pituitary gland is reddish–Grey, an oval structure about 10mm in diameter 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 a 0.5–0.6gm and in males is 0.6 to 0.7 gm.  The Pituitary gland location below the Hypothalamus of … Read moreWhat is Pituitary Gland and its Secretions?

Phenylketonuria (PKU): What is PKU and its Treatment

Phenylketonuria

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. [page_section color=’#e5e5e5′ textstyle=’dark’ position=’default’] What is Phenylketonuria? Phenylketonuria (PKU for short) is a condition … Read morePhenylketonuria (PKU): What is PKU and its Treatment