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could you tell me if height genes control the hgh levels in your body?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Complex genetics: Adult height is depending on many factors (nutrition, sleep, stress, etc). However, among normal people, tall people do not generally have higher GH levels than short people. If a child has normal GH and you give more , you will increase adult height, but only a little. The body's response to GH and other hormones is likely genetic, but it is complex.
Answered on Sep 27, 2014

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