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Fact Sheet: Musculoskeletal Health

Osteoporosis KneeYour bones are not just solid structures that make up your skeleton. They are living tissue. They support your muscles, protect your organs and store much of your body’s calcium. Your bones are changing all the time. They are affected by what you eat and how much you exercise.

Until the age of about 30, you build and store bone efficiently. Then, as part of the natural aging process, your bones begin to break down faster than new bone can be formed. In women, bone loss accelerates with the onset of menopause.

Please see either: Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis for more information.

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