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Biology Lesson 170: Last essay!

For this final essay on Biology the topic I chose is:

What is bone marrow? What two types of bone marrow exist, and why are they important to the overall health of the body?

The 2 types of bone marrow are Red marrow and Yellow marrow. Yellow marrow is mostly fat cells that aren’t really active but support red marrow activity. Yellow marrow converts to red in extreme blood loss to produce more red blood cells. Red marrow is bone marrow that contains the hematopoietic tissue. Hematopoiesis is the creation of blood cells (red,white, platelets). At birth, all bone marrow is red. With age, red bone marrow is replaced by yellow bone marrow. There’s 100% of red marrow in newborns and 50% in adults.

Bone marrow contains several health-promoting compounds, including collagen, conjugated linoleic acid, glycine, and glucosamine. These compounds have been linked to decreased inflammation, better skin health, and improved joint function. It is also rich in glucosamine, a compound that helps against osteoarthritis, relieves joint pain, and reduces inflammation in the joints. The stem cells contained in the bone marrow can mature into several different kinds of cells, each of which has its own vital functions within the body.

Thanks for reading this last essay of mine on this biology course. I’ll be honest and say that this is my least favorite subject and something I’m not good at, at all. I went through with it and can say I have learned a lot of things to which might be useful for me in the future. I’ll be posting essays from my new set of course subject soon ad as always have a great rest of your day!

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