In early adolescence, each additional hour of moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is associated with small increases in bone size and strength; and sedentary activity had little impact on bone.
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Bone geometry and density show strong parent-child concordance even before the period of peak adolescent bone deposition.
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