Saturday, July 31, 2010

Random Anatomy Fact of the Day

A few weeks ago my fascinating fact had to do with the reason your nose runs when you cry.

Today's random anatomy fact involves obesity and high blood pressure.

If you have an increase in the number of blood vessels in your body, your blood pressure is higher.

The reason obese people tend to have high blood pressure is this:  For every extra kilogram of weight that a person puts on, the body develops approximately 650 kilometers of extra blood vessels.

650 km.  How crazy is that?