Which of the following is not a reason we become shorter as we age?a.As a person ages, the intervertebral discs become thinner and the vertebrae will be stacked closer together, resulting in shorter stature.b.As a person ages, vertebral bodies lose bone mass (osteoporosis) resulting in smaller vertebrae that stack closer together.c.As a person ages, scoliosis may develop resulting in an abnormal spinal curvature and shorter stature.d.As a person ages, the ligaments connecting vertebrae together are weakened, resulting in a more pronounced kyphosis. This posterior curvature of the spine lowers the skull, making you shorter.

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Which of the following is not a reason we become shorter as we age?

a.As a person ages, the intervertebral discs become thinner and the vertebrae will be stacked closer together, resulting in shorter stature.

b.As a person ages, vertebral bodies lose bone mass (osteoporosis) resulting in smaller vertebrae that stack closer together.

c.As a person ages, scoliosis may develop resulting in an abnormal spinal curvature and shorter stature.

d.As a person ages, the ligaments connecting vertebrae together are weakened, resulting in a more pronounced kyphosis. This posterior curvature of the spine lowers the skull, making you shorter.

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As a person ages, the following things may happens, which affects the height of the person.

  • Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fracture, which can also cause a person to become shorter.
  • People lose height because the discs between the vertebrae in the spine dehydrate and compress...

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