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Posted by: Thepo | 2010-09-22

Growth

What causes people to be short, adult male being +- 1.58m. And seems like oldest children in every generation being the shortest with other siblings to be taller.

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Hallo Thepo
It may be a genetic (hereditary)family trait and may be "normal" for your family. There are genetic diseases that may cause short stature but these are usually combined with other obvious abnormalities. Chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease and an insufficient diet (not getting enough food or not enough healthy food)can also delay growth.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-09-22

Hallo Thepo
It may be a genetic (hereditary)family trait and may be "normal" for your family. There are genetic diseases that may cause short stature but these are usually combined with other obvious abnormalities. Chronic kidney disease, chronic lung disease and an insufficient diet (not getting enough food or not enough healthy food)can also delay growth.
Dr Bets

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