Building Better Bones

Professor Adam Baxter-Jones from the College of Kinesiology is proving that exercise and diet, especially during adolescence, affects the strength of your bones for the rest of our lives. He is leading the bone mineral accrual study, and after 20 years of data, it's the longest study of its kind in the world.

"We use the term bank more bone," says Baxter-Jones. "The more you can bank during growing years, the better off you will be later in life, mitigating risks of osteoporosis and other degenerative diseases."

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