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What is bone?

Bone is strong tissue that protects your organs, supports the rest of your body, and helps your body move. It is made up of collagen (a protein), hardened with the mineral calcium phosphate. Much of your body's calcium is stored in your bones. Bone grows and changes throughout your life.

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