Tag Archive: Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study

Sep 19 2017

Are Teens Still Building Bone After Attaining Their Adult Height?

Bone mineral accrual doesn’t keep pace with height growth prior to adolescence, according to a national study. After a teenager reaches adult height, bone mineral accrual tends to play catch-up: Roughly 10 percent of bone mass continues to accumulate after height growth is complete. The study findings also suggest that bone growth is site-specific, with bone mineral density developing at different rates in different parts of the skeleton.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/snapshot-science-teens-still-building-bone-attaining-adult-height/