Osteoporosis: Peak Bone Mass In Women


black doctor looking at xray(BlackDoctor.org) — Bones are the framework for your body. Bone is living
tissue that changes constantly, with bits of old bone being removed and replaced
by new bone. You can think of bone as a bank account, where you make “deposits”
and “withdrawals” of bone tissue.

During childhood and adolescence, much more bone is deposited than withdrawn,
so the skeleton grows in both size and density. Up to 90 percent of peak bone
mass is acquired by age 18 in girls and age 20 in boys, which makes youth the
best time to “invest” in your bone health.