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How does juvenile osteoporosis affect the body?

Juvenile osteoporosis affects the body by causing a child's bones to become porous, or full of holes. The porous bones are weaker and more prone to breakage. Juvenile osteoporosis is troublesome because childhood is the time when people experience the most rapid bone growth. If bones become weak during this time, it puts the child's future bone health at risk.

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