FAST FIVE: A Morphological Adaptation?: Smartphones Now Transforming The Human Skeleton
The study was published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016, Shahar and his co-author wrote how they discovered the phenomenon in x-rays of millennials at his clinic.
The extra bone is a type of enthesophytes, which is abnormal bony projections located on a tendon or ligament.
Enthesophytes are common in baby boomers but not so much with millennials until the last decade.
Shahar said the proliferation of hand‐held technologies from early childhood, could explain his findings.
According to another study in the journal Scientific Reports in 2018 involving 1200 participants aged between 18 to 86, Shahar discovered millennials were more likely to develop external occipital protuberance than baby boomers.