A 31-year-old member asked:
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can swimming make your bones thin?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Swimming's not going to give you osteoporosis. Your bones will bear less weight, but this is nothing like spending months in outer space, where osteoporosis is a real risk.
Answered on Feb 8, 2014

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