Fractures may be less likely in kids who exercise

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Doctors say it’s never too early to start protecting against bone problems.

Swedish researchers followed more than 800 children for six years.

The kids had 40 minutes of physical activity a day during school.

The researchers documented reports of fractures and compared the results to those of a similarly-aged control group that had 60 minutes of physical activity over a week.

Children who exercised daily had about half as many fractures as those who exercised less.

They also showed higher bone density.

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