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Is height a hereditary factor?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, largely it is.: Agree with dr. Lewy weiss. It is unlikely that a person born to short parents will be tall.

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