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A 20-year-old male asked:

is body somatotype(ecto meso endo)genetic or can be influence by environment,i mean bone structure not muscle,hope a orthopedist answer thanks?

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Dr. Ismael Diaz
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hereditary : I see all frames of all ages. They can be thin and find it hard to lose weight, obese easy to gain, muscular with thick muscles and not workout at all. Under that there is their inherent skeletal structure that can be short and wide or tall and narrow. This can not be molded or shaped. If it were possible, then it would have to be altered at about age 5-10 y .

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