A 39-year-old member asked:
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is gym beneficial for girls at the age 21 to increase height.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to help: At 21 your growth centers have likely closed so don't expect to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist & hand can be analysed for bone maturity & tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.
Answered on Oct 7, 2015

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