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A study of professional baseball players showed that some benefits of building bone during youth can last a lifetime. The research also confirmed that continued physical activity can help maintain bone strength as we age.
Researchers need people with medical conditions as well as healthy volunteers to participate in clinical trials.
Strong bones are important for good health. They give our bodies support, help us move, and protect us from injuries. Bones also store minerals that our bodies need to stay healthy.
Many racial/ethnic groups are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis. Learn the facts.
Women make up 80 percent of those with osteoporosis. Find out how to prevent and treat this disease.
Osteoporosis affects 2 million men in the United States. Find out if you are at risk.
Strong bones begin in childhood. Learn how to help kids build up their “bone bank accounts.”
The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center is supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases with contributions from: