A 44-year-old member asked:
Is height a hereditary factor?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Mostly: For the most part the answer is yes. Nutritional factors, chronic illness, syndromes, and hormonal growth disturbance may affect the expected genetic outcome expected from family history.
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Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes, largely it is.: Agree with dr. Lewy weiss. It is unlikely that a person born to short parents will be tall.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 20, 2013
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