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Updated: 09/03/2017 08:30:00AM

What is the role of bone marrow in the body?

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Inside bones is a spongy material known as bone marrow, which produces all of the blood cells the body needs to operate effectively.

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The skeletal system is a fascinating component of human anatomy. While the hard, outer structure of the system that comprises the bones and keeps the body upright and protects organs may get plenty of attention, some people are less informed about the other role bones play in health.

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