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A 30-year-old female asked:

Rarely drank milk since 13, rare supplements. no milk/supplements in 8 months. cracking at hips/legs. is this osteopenia? age 30, female, sedentary.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Bones Joints & Life: We grow up thinking bone health is all about milk. And, perhaps as a child or infant that is true. But, as we age bone health is about physical activity: keeping your muscles active and getting enough movement to keep your bones healthy and strong by straining them, using them to move. You are out of shape. You must get up and move and move a lot while eating a diet high in protein.

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