Today we learned that the older a patient is, the more adipose cells you can find in a section of their bone marrow.  You can approximate a patient’s age in this way – if the bone marrow is about 50% adipocytes, the patient should be about 50 years old.

One guess as to whether this led my female friends to:

a)  Remark that that’s an interesting bit of trivia, OR
b)  Freak out about how their bone marrow will get fat.

… Yep.  That happened.

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