Archive for August, 2013

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition of bones, where the bone density and the bone mass gradually decrease and leads to various complications – mainly increased risk of having fractures. The name osteoporosis is derived from two Greek words, ‘ostoun’ meaning “bone” and ‘poros’ meaning “pore”, so osteoporosis literally means the condition of having porous bone. Under

The Role of Cholesterol in Human Body Metabolism

Cholesterol is the principal modified steroid or sterol, that is synthesized in human body. Cholesterol is produced in liver. Cholesterol was first identified as a solidified form in gallstones by François Poulletier de la Salle in 1769 and in 1815 Michel Eugène Chevreul named it cholesterine. Cholesterol is also considered as a lipid due to