The cartilage in your joints is smoother than glass, and has a friction coefficient five times less than ice. The more exercise we do the more our bones produce a hormone that boosts mood, fertility and memory – staving off frailty, depression and dementia. Taste receptors trigger insulin release, so that before we’ve even swallowed our bodies are preparing for a meal.
Just a few of the interesting facts in Bill Bryston's latest book:
The Body- A guide for occupants.
As always Bryston is well researched and full of fun.