Friday, 7 July 2017

Late Teen Years Are Key Period in Bone Growth

Late Teen Years Are Key Period in Bone Growth

 This article makes us question the often extreme sport that teenagers play and whether that is good during bone growth?



Late Teen Years Are Key Period in Bone Growth

--CHOP Researchers: Gains in Bone Mineral Continue After Height Growth; Period Offers Window for Health Interventions--

Newswise — Philadelphia, July 6, 2017—The late adolescent years are an important period for gaining bone mineral, even after a teenager attains his or her adult height. Scientists analyzing a racially diverse, multicenter sample from a large, federally funded national study say their findings reinforce the importance of diet and physical activities during the late teen years, as a foundation for lifelong health.

“We often think of a child’s growth largely with respect to height, but overall bone development is also important,” said lead author Shana E. McCormack, MD, a pediatric researcher at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). “This study shows that roughly 10 percent of bone mass continues to accumulate after a teenager reaches his or her adult height.”
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