Sporting Vernacular 26. Boxing
Further to last week's item on "steroids", Michael Diver, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, writes: "The prototype and parent of a myriad of steroids is an ancient compound found in bilestones, and topical today. It was known to ancient Egyptians, and the Greeks, who named it appropriately "Cholesterol" (chole=bile, stereos= solid)."
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