Maintaining healthy bones
Bones are alive and constantly changing, with new bone being made and old bone lost throughout our lives. In adults, the entire skeleton is completely replaced every seven to ten years.
Bones continue to grow in strength until our mid twenties, at which point bone density reaches its peak. After the age of 35, old bone starts to be lost at a faster rate than new bone can be formed to replace it. In some men and women this bone loss is so severe that their bones become weak, fragile and liable to break very easily. This condition is known as osteoporosis and it affects approximately three million people in the UK alone. Fortunately, you can take measures to reduce the risk of developing this disease, enabling you to maintain strong bones through to old age.
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