Research conducted at the University of Sunshine Coast in Australia has discovered that young adults, mainly between the ages of 18-30, are developing an unusual growth on the back of their skull. The possible cause for this is said to be “mechanical load,” which is responsible for this growth that was only observed in older adults and not in anyone below the age of 40.
The study is claiming to have found something which has never been observed before and we at Bright Side would love to share the facts with you.
Unusual bone growths, or bone spurs, are known to be found in people of old age, but the study done by David Shahar and Mark G. L. Sayers has put forward new and shocking details. After collecting and analyzing data from 1,200 people of both sexes, between 18-86, it has been found that for some reason, exostosis, aka bone spurs, are growing in older teens and young adults, and the number of people this is happening to is rising.
Interestingly enough, these bone spurs are growing on the backs of their skulls, and they kind of look like horns. In fact, various media outlets reported that young people are growing “horns” on the back of their skulls due to their use of mobile phones and other technology for long hours, which is false. Even though they look like horns, they are not actually horns and it’s not the mobile phones which are to be blamed directly.