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Category Bone Health

Our bones are worlds apart from the hard, dry skeletons that we think they are. They are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and reconstructed by dynamic cells called osteoclasts and osteoblasts. The osteoclasts tunnel through bone, removing bone tissue, whereas osteoblasts regenerate bone, requiring minerals to carry this out effectively. As we age, there is an increasing lack of constructive osteoblasts which raises the risk of osteoporosis. Control of this process is hormonally controlled and therefore, our Endocrine section may also have relevant information.