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Posted by: jamu | 2006/10/31

height

am ninteen and quiet short,my parents arent very tall. is there a way of making me tall?

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Dear Jamu
unfortunately the growth plates in your long bones (where you grow) close once you have gone through puberty. Growth after this is not possible. Some boys keep on growing a little until they reach their twenties, but then the growth plates close. If both your parents are short, you are probably genetically programmed to be short.

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