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How can a child's diet in america affect height growth?

How can a child's diet in america affect height growth?

Standard American: The standard anerican diet spells "sad". It is laced with "junk" and this can indeed affect growth and development. I have seen adopted kids from foreign shores who require vitamin therapy to become normal in growth and development. Decent diet is expensive but so is "junk". ...Read more

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Does lifting 5-10kg weights affect height growth and pushups too do they stop growth of height...?

Does lifting 5-10kg weights affect height growth and pushups too do they stop growth of height...?

No and No: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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Does gyming affects height growth if I am 20 years old and what food or what else can help me increase my height rapidly by 3 inches?

Does gyming affects height growth if I am 20 years old and what food or what else can help me increase my height rapidly by 3 inches?

Height, No: There is no medication or supplement that will increase height in an adult. There are several supplements that can increase weight, generally by increasing calorie intake. ...Read more

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Does lsd affect height growth in a growing teen?

No:     two-thirds of the existing in vitro studies have reported some degree of increased chromosomal breakage following exposure to illicit or pure lsd. With one exception, these changes were observed with concentrations of lsd and durations of exposure that far exceeded the dosages commonly used in humans. In none of the studies was there a clear dosage-response relationship. ...Read more

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Does mastubating affect the body? Is it harmful and does it decrease growth hormone? Does it affect height growth? Please answer me.

Does mastubating affect the body? Is it harmful and does it decrease growth hormone? Does it affect height growth? Please answer me.

No. Some facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It is not harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause acne or hair loss, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage vision. ...Read more

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Does a mother deprivation syndrome affect height growth of a child? I grow up with father only and didn't get a mom's love and caring...

Height: It can because you are not getting the nurturing effect if a mother. That is you are not getting sufficient calories. ...Read more

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I'm 19yrs old male...I masturbate once a week. My question is does masturbation affect height growth or does it decrease height growth hormone level?

I'm 19yrs old male...I masturbate once a week. My question is does masturbation affect height growth or does it decrease height growth hormone level?

No problems: No health problems from ejaculating, in fact it may be helpful in preventing prostate disease. While hormone levels can increase sex drive, sex (in any form) doesn't deplete testosterone or other hormones. ...Read more

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Does exercise have any affect in height / growth?

Yes and no: Adult height is mostly determined by your genetics. Eating well and exercising will help you grow to your full potential, but not anymore than whatever your genes have decided ahead of time. People who are malnourished don't grow as much as they could if they ate well. I suggest you exercise, eat well, get plenty of sleep. All that will will help stay on track to grow as much as you can. ...Read more

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I don't eat much. I sometimes only eat once a day. Will this affect my height growth?

Yes, it could: Undernutrition could indeed affect growth rates and thus final height. You only have a couple of years of growth left as a 14 year old male, so not getting appropriate nutrients now has a bigger impact than it would 5 years from now. It would be difficult to get the different types and amounts of nutrients you need daily with just one meal a day. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting really affect the height growth?

No: If you are basically healthy, then your growth will determined by the potential your dna has. Nothing you do will really matter. There are no exercises or supplements that will make you taller than you are meant to be. ...Read more

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Age 18, doing weight lifting, I am afraid of weights that will affect my height growth? I ain't really tall, 168 cm. What weights should I prevent?

Age 18, doing weight lifting, I am afraid of weights that will affect my height growth? I ain't really tall, 168 cm. What weights should I prevent?

Hard to say: At 18 most have finished their linear growth (growing taller) because growth plates have fused. When this happens, you have no further growth. If you entered puberty late, and your growth plates are open, it will be visible on an x-ray of your hand. If your growth centers are open, power lifting would not be advisable, but because of possible injuries, not growth potential. ...Read more

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M 16 yrs height 5ft"5in can I do gym...Would it affect on my height growth?

M 16 yrs height 5ft"5in can I do gym...Would it affect on my height growth?

Nothing special: Genetics and the growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow. Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, you can not grow taller. If your growth centers are open (xray), a balanced diet/rest ; healthy physical activity would support good growth. There are no special diets, meds or exercises that make you taller. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old boy. Does matrubation affect to my height growth. Beacause I am too short than my friends..

I am 17 years old boy. Does matrubation affect to my height growth. Beacause I am too short than my friends..

No: Masturbation does not affect height. It may indirectly do so if you get addicted to it by taking you away from a healthy lifestyle consisting of good food, rest and regular exercise. Good health, good diet and staying healthy is the best way to increase your chances of gaining height and you do have some years ahead when u can grow more. ...Read more

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Will smoking cigarettes at 14 years old affect a teen's height growth?

Will smoking cigarettes at 14 years old affect a teen's height growth?

Yes: There's lots of other reasons why you shouldn't smoke, for instance the over 4000 chemical compounds created by smoking, many of which are carcinogenic. Also the increased risk of respiratory problems, chronic cough, bad breath, etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Can shoulder workout in gym would affect height or any growth? Age 17 height5 "5 weight 66 thnks

No: The only growth your work out will affect is the growth of your muscles. By age 17 you are likely approaching your maximum height and skeletal maturity. ...Read more

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Does having only 1 testicle affect height and muscle growth?

Does having only 1 testicle affect height and muscle growth?

One testicle: It should not if your testosterone level is normal. If your concerned, have your level checked. ...Read more

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Could masturbation affect your height or affect your growth?

No: This is just one more untruth that somebody made up to frighten you for their own dark purposes. It won't make you short, hairy, smooth, infertile, insensitive, a sexual cripple, or unspiritual. Generally it's a good thing that prepares you for adult life's thoughts and roles. If you're obsessed with erotica and missing appointments and other good things in life, your physician can help. ...Read more

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Will wearing heavy shoes like woodland affect growth of height? Age -17

No: Height is more determined by your genes as well as nutritional and other health factors. Heavy shoes should protect your feet better than sandals, etc, and the added weight with walking and stairs with build muscle. ...Read more

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Do masturbating 5 times a day daily in teenage for several years may affect future height (by making growth plates fuse early or in any other way)?

Do masturbating 5 times a day daily in teenage for several years may affect future height (by making growth plates fuse early or in any other way)?

No: No (not unless all that masturbating is getting in the way of a person's ability to eat healthy meals, is preventing adequate sleep at night, or is not allowing other exercise that all growing teens should be having). As always in life, one should do everything in moderation. ...Read more

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Could building chest by means of push ups affect growth of height?

No: No. Doing push-ups will not affect height. It will increase pec and triceps strength and girth. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I think I have bowed legs and im almost 17, do I need to get braces on my legs and does bowed legs affect my height or affect my growth.

Hi, I think I have bowed legs and im almost 17, do I need to get braces on my legs and does bowed legs affect my height or affect my growth.

Bowed legs: Hello JunedA, I like your question. Bowed legs in adolescents is commonly due to being overweight. but can also be caused by vitamin D deficiency, trauma, or kidney disease. Because you're 17, you're almost done growing anyway but I think going to a local doctor to be evaluated for vitamin deficiencies and other causes would be a great way for you to start your healthy adulthood. Good luck :) ...Read more

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At what age height growth stop?

It depends on when: You reach puberty. Growth occurs through stage IV of sexual maturation in males & ceases in stage v, between 18-21 years of age. If you're concerned about short stature, consult your physician. ...Read more

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