1. True. Bone is a living, growing tissue. Old bone cells are removed and new ones are formed regularly.
  2. False. After age 30, bone removal can start going faster than new bone cells are formed.
  3. False. You can take action now to help make your bones as healthy as they can be later in life.
  4. True. During your childhood and teen years, much more bone is deposited than withdrawn as the skeleton grows in both size and density.
  5. True. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and more likely to break.
  6. True. A broken bone is often the first sign that a person has osteoporosis.
  7. False. Men can get osteoporosis, but more women get it than men.
  8. True. Low-fat or fat-free dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese contain lots of calcium, which helps keep your bones healthy.
  9. D, all of the above. Your bones need calcium, vitamin D, and weight-bearing exercise to grow to their full peak mass.
  10. A, swimming. Swimming is good exercise, but it won’t really help your bones grow stronger. Weight-bearing exercise—like jogging, running, jumping, walking, or dancing—can help your bones to grow to their full peak mass.
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