Milk products contain important nutrients that support bone health such as calcium, vitamin D, protein, and phosphorus. Bone is a living tissue that goes through a renewal process where old bone is broken down and new bone is formed (bone turnover). Peak bone mass occurs around age 20, and by the mid-30s people begin to lose bone. Evidence shows that calcium and vitamin D reduce bone turnover and keep bones strong while protein and phosphorus help the body absorb calcium. When you choose milk, you are choosing a food source with a nutrient combination that works together to build bone and reduce age-related bone loss. Read Milk Products and Bone Health: Potential Mechanisms to learn more.