A 34-year-old member asked:
Is it true that human height based on how much growth hormone you secrete or genetics?
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Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
More genetics: How tall you are is related to nutrition and genetics more than one hormone (growth hormone). It is not that the hormone does not help and is needed but it does not predetermine your size.
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