Peak Bone Mass

After you stop growing taller, bone formation continues at a faster pace than resorption until around the early twenties, when women and men reach their peak bone mass, or maximum amount of bone. Peak bone mass is influenced by various genetic and external, or environmental, factors, including whether you are male or female (your sex), hormones, nutrition, and physical activity.

Genetic factors may determine as much as 50 to 90 percent of bone mass; environmental factors account for the remaining 10 to 50 percent. This means you have some control over your peak bone mass.

Source: NIAMS (NIH)1

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References

  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Osteoporosis/ default.asp

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