Amazing Medical Facts of the Body part-14
261. Vitamin C and E fights against Dementia - a disease of forgetfulness in the elderly person. 262. Half a liter of water per day is lost through breathing. 263. Drinking coffee prevents Parkinsons disease. 264. Cold weather improves human memory and concentration. 265. Most of the bones in the human body constitutes about 3/4 of water. 266. An adult human body contains five to six quarts of blood and an infant has about one quart of blood. 267. Blind people understand spoken words quicker than sighted people. 268. A human lung contains about 700 million alveoli. 269. Vitamin E protects the brain cells from damage caused by alcohol consumption. 270. The human body contains more bacteria than the number of cells present in it. 271. The longest muscle in the human body is sartorius, which is present in the hip region and it is commonly called as tailors muscle. 272. Melanin, a pigment present in the skin is responsible for the color of the skin in a person. 273. Except the heart and lungs, all other parts of the body receive their blood supply from the largest artery of the body, the aorta. 274. The Pulmonary vein is the only vein in the human body that carries oxygenated blood while all the other veins of the body carry de-oxygenated blood. 275. The human blood is colorless. It is the hemoglobin; a pigment present in the red blood cells is responsible for the red color of the blood. 276. The smallest muscle in the human body is the stapedius, which is present deep inside the ear. 277. The human brain is very soft like that of butter. 278. A heartbeat is nothing but the sound produced by the closure of valves of the heart when the blood is pushed through its chamber. 279. Hold out your hand and make a fist. If you are a kid, the size of your heart is same as the size of your fist and if you are an adult it is about the same size as twice as your fist. 280. About 500 million sperm mature every day in a normal male adult.