Impressive numbers

bloodIf the network of veins, arteries and capillaries in a human body were stretched out in a line they would extend a distance of around 160,000 km – enough to go around the world 4 times…! Impressive, well try this, in a single drop of blood there is 250 million red blood cells, within each red blood cell there is 280 million Heamaglobin units which each carry 4 molecules of oxygen. And how about for every pound of fat put on, the body creates 400km of new blood vessels….No wonder weight and blood pressure go together… and to finish of the total surface area of the adult gastrointestinal tract is up to 300 meters square!!!

 

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