Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 6 - Bones and Skeletal Tissues - Review Questions - Page 197: 21b


The reason why fractures are most common in elderly people is because they usually experience bone loss, osteoporosis (when bones become weak and brittle) and a lack of proper blood supply.

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