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What are main functions of the skeleton?

Our skeleton has many vital functions. They include providing support for our body and protecting our vital organs. Other functions include the production of red blood cells within the red marrow inside our bones, the storage of fat within the yellow marrow and the storage of various minerals within our very bones.

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