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Unformatted text preview: Calcium and phosphate are two minerals that are essential for normal bone formation. Throughout youth, your body uses these minerals to produce bones. If you do not get enough calcium, or if your body does not absorb enough calcium from the diet, bone production and bone tissues may suffer. As you age, calcium and phosphate may be reabsorbed back into the body from the bones, which makes the bone tissue weaker. This can result in brittle, fragile bones that are more prone to fractures, even without injury. Although bones and diet may not seem connected, they are. Our standard diet may be a major risk factor for arthritis and osteoporosis. It also can result in unhealthy looking skin. Excess weight on joints, lack of essential fats (skin disorders), and under and over exercise also contribute to musculoskeletal problems. References: http://www.aim4health.com/bodyframe.htm , http://www.ask.com/health/ ,...
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