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When does bone density peak?

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Your bone density peaks around age 30. After that, you’ll begin to lose bone mass. So that’s all the more reason to do strength training and weight-bearing exercise -- and make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D from your diet -- to keep your bones as strong as possible as you get older.

From: Osteoporosis: Are You at Risk? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Osteoporosis."

National Institute on Aging: "Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 04, 2018

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?"

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Osteoporosis."

National Institute on Aging: "Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Prevention: Who's at Risk?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 04, 2018

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