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Adult bones healthier when kids participate in organized sports

SYDNEY: Young adults who played in organized sports as children and teens have stronger bones than peers who were less active as kids, a new study suggests Australian researchers found boys and girls who consistently participated in sports between the ages of 5 and 17 ended up with better bone density at age 20 than those who dropped out or never played, according to the results in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. “Our study provides a strong rationale for the early and persistent encouragement of sports…