The bones of our skeleton form the skeletal system. Do you know its function?

The skeletal system has 3 main functions:

  • mechanical function: the skeletal system supports and protects and vitamins B2, B6 and B12 organs against shocks. An example is the ribcage which protects organs such as the heart and lungs.
  • metabolic function: the skeletal system is a reserve of calcium and phosphorus, which can be used according to the body's needs.
  • synthesis of red blood cells: the skeletal system contains the bone marrow and the cells at the origin of essential red blood cells.

The skeleton is constantly being reshaped*. In adulthood, it is estimated that 10% of the skeleton is renewed each year *. This implies specific needs, which are all the more important:

  • during growth
  • during pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • after convalescence
  • after 50 years of age, when there is loss of bone capital

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* Remodelage osseux : aspects biologiques et moléculaires, Dr Anne Gomez-Brouchet