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[Source: The Wall Street Jounal] - It's a dangerous byproduct of aging you can't feel or see: your bones getting thinner and more fragile. But it may be possible to stem bone loss before full-fledged osteoporosis sets in with certain types of exercise.

While adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D are considered important for bone health, a growing number of studies show a strong association between exercise and improvements in bone mineral density—the amount of calcium in the bone. Because bone is living tissue, it responds to exercise by becoming stronger and denser.

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