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A 18-year-old male asked:

Hello. actually i would like to know, could protein powder which it used at gym effect on height and make taller? thank you

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Not in the U.S.: If no height growth over the past year, then growth has finished. Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person can do to increase one's final height.
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