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Problem: As we age, the bones and cartilage in the thoracic cavity begin to stiffen and the tissues of the lungs lose their elasticity. What does aging do to vital capacity and inspiratory and expiratory reserve volumes? How do these changes affect the person's ability to perform exercise? Assume no changes in metabolic rate or oxygen consumption.

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Different changes can occur in one’s pulmonary function due to ageing. 

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As we age, the bones and cartilage in the thoracic cavity begin to stiffen and the tissues of the lungs lose their elasticity. What does aging do to vital capacity and inspiratory and expiratory reserve volumes? How do these changes affect the person's ability to perform exercise? Assume no changes in metabolic rate or oxygen consumption.

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