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how to increase height if youre 18 years old?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: At eighteen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely 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.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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