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Why do older people have more injuries?

Older people can have more injuries for a number of reasons. They bruise very easily because as people age, the skin thins, providing less protection. Older people are also more likely to fall because as they get older, their balance can be affected. Additionally, older people develop osteoporosis so if they do fall from their balance problems, they are more likely to break a bone.

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