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A 46-year-old female asked about a 41-year-old female:

Any chance of adding couple inches of height at my age(41)? heard that bones in some people (rare) don't close & they can still grow more. is it true?

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Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 27 years experience
No: Once the growth plates fuse in your late teens to early twenties, growth in skeletal height stops. Focus on a good healthy life style and enjoy your good health. Good health is worth far more than an increase in height could ever be. :-)
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