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A 18-year-old male asked:

My brother is 16 but turning 17 in april. the doctors said that his bone age is 18, but hes 52. he asked if he should get those height growth pills from the store so he can grow taller. should he or no?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
A bone age of 18 corresponds to the point where growth centers in the long bones have closed. When the growth centers are closed, no growth pills, diet, exercise program or other action will help him grow taller. He can get them if he wants but it will be a waste of time and money. The side effects of any such products may be dangerous.
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Last updated Mar 10, 2022

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