Monday, September 24, 2007

bones break (down) to balance minerals

In addition to supporting the bag of organs and muscles that is our body, bones help regulate our calcium levels. Bones contain both phosphorus and calcium, the latter of which is needed by muscles and nerves. If the element is in short supply, certain hormones will cause bones to break down–upping calcium levels in the body–until the appropriate extracellular concentration is reached.

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