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A 20-year-old female asked:

Which food/exercise/yoga pose will increase growth hormone release in my body to grow tall? i'm 20 years old. i really want 3 inches more. plz help :(

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Growth very unlikely: A 20 yr old is not growing taller if her growth plates have fused. If not fused, she will grow a tiny bit (pediatrician's growth chart for her can tell if growth has stopped). To look taller, one can choose properly designed clothing and shoes, and have good posture. Vitamins, supplements, special foods, extra exercise, etc... will not make a person taller if she already closed her growth plates.
Last updated Sep 3, 2018

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