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Old 04-05-2006, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by kelli
How does drinking milk build strong bones?
Yes, it does. The reason is this. Calcium is used for other things in the body. Its primary function isn't to build bones. However, if you have extra calcium, your body uses osteoblasts to build osteocytes(basically, cells covered with calcium) in your bone. That makes your bones and teeth strong. You have too little calcium, osteocytes would break those bones down to use in your body. So your bones would become weak and fragile.

So the next time you think you don't need strong bones, remember that there are 100 other places calcium is used in your body, so not only are you're not getting enough calcium, you're weakening your whole body.
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