Do bones stop taking calcium after 35?

27 February 2011

Question

Do bones stop taking calcium after 35? If yes why?

Answer

We put this to Professor Tim Skerry...

Tim - They don't actually stop or they don't lose the ability to do that because actually, in our skeletons, there's about 2 million places in each of us, all the time, there's a bit of bone removal and bone formation going on. So at one of those little tiny sites, you can get new bone laid down, new incorporation of calcium. What happens is that the balance between the digging up and the in-filling shifts to be more digging up and less in-filling, but the ability to form bone and to incorporate calcium is still there throughout life.

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