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A 20-year-old male asked:

What factor's causes bones ( skull ) to shrink ?

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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Osteoporosis : Osteoporosis, typically happening in late adulthood can cause bones to "shrink", but not specifically the skull.
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Dr. Michael Lee
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Should not happen: bones especially the skull don't shrink...bones can weaken due to lack of proper nutrition or inactivity.
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