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Interesting Facts

  • Growth in men occurs till the age of 25, after which the weight normally remains constant.
  • On an average 70kg or 150lb mass of an adult human body contains approximately 37.2 trillion cells.
  • Almost 99% of the body mass of the human body is made up of six elements namely oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus.
  • There are 60 identifiable chemical elements present in the human body and of these only around 25 are required for life and good health.
  • The elements in the human body are distributed as water, carbohydrates, fats, protein, hydroxylapatite (in bones) along with minerals and DNA.
  • All of the trace elements such as iron, zinc, copper and selenium make up less than 10 grams of the human body.
  • Water is responsible for 60% to 65% of body weight among males and 50% among females. Females have more fat which also means they have higher proportion of carbon.
  • There are more bacteria that reside in normal human gastrointestinal tract than cells in the body.