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Why do so many people ask what exercises they should do and vitamins they should take to get taller?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
No good answer: Recent studies show that the taller you are, the greater the risk of cancer. Growth hormone is a known cancer causing agent above certain levels.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Desire to be taller : Many americans in particular desire to be thinner and taller, either for health or for cosmetic reasons. They are looking for a quick fix to obtain these goals. Any medicine, diet or supplement that claim to give you a quick and safe path to being thin or taller is likely a hoax.

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