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Unformatted text preview: Age and Bones - Bones become thinner and weaker with age ' Osteopenia begins between ages 30 and 40 . Women lose 8% of bone mass per decade, men 3% — The epiphyses, vertebrae, & jaws are most affected resulting in fragile limbs, reduction in height, & tooth loss - Osteoporosis — Severe bone loss — Affects normal function — Over age 45, occurs in 29% of women & 18% of men - Estrogens & androgens help maintain bone mass 'Bone loss in women accelerates after menopause ...
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