National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Bone Diseases is the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. They are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D and exercise.
There are many kinds of bone problems:
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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