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A 23-year-old male asked:

How much percentage height growth is determine by genetics, family history. if a child is not malnutrition and take normal nutrition is ok for growth?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Not really known: Life cannot be calculated in percentages, so it is not known exactly how much of a person's height is determined by genetics. We presume most of his height is genetically determined, if he had a normal childhood with adequate nutrition.
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