The age you hit puberty could impact bone strength later in life

New research in United Kingdom has found that children who start puberty later may have an increased risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis later in life. Carried out by researchers at the University of Bristol, the new study looked at data gathered from 6,389 children taking part in Children of the 90s, a longitudinal research program carried out by the university which has followed thousands of children since their birth in the early 1990s. The participants underwent six repeated bone density scans between the ages of 10 to 25 years to assess if there was a relationship between the timing of puberty and bone density throughout adolescence and into early adulthood. ...

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