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Will drinking coffee as a kid stunt growth?

Will drinking coffee as a kid stunt growth?

No: As long as the child gets adequate nutrition and adequate sleep coffee will have no effect on the ultimate height of the child. ...Read more

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If small boys and girls drink coffee does that stunt their height?

If small boys and girls drink coffee does that stunt their height?

It wouldn't but why?: Caffeine should not have effects on children's growth but why would you want to introduce coffee to small kids? It can make them having insomnia, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, anxiety, tremor... And even arrhythmias, hypertension and electrolyte disturbance due to its diuretic effect. The list of side effects can keep going on. Think about it. ...Read more

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If a child drinks regular coffee once a month, will it affect his growth in the future?

If a child drinks regular coffee once a month, will it affect his growth in the future?

No: Caffeine will not affect growth. I would try not to let him/her get hooked on caffeine. It is just an unnecessary habit for him/her to start at such a young age. ...Read more

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Can eating magic mushrooms stunt your growth as a teenager?

Can eating magic mushrooms stunt your growth as a teenager?

Magic mushrooms: Magic mushrooms is the name given to the mushroom psilocybe group. These mushrooms when eaten can cause hallucinogenic episodes along with nause and vomiting etc. The danger is not stunting of growth but rather of using drugs that alter the mind, and then what does that lead to later. More powerful drugs? Behavior problems, school problems etc? ...Read more

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Does giving too much vitamins and protein filled foods to a child add on weight later as an adult?

Does giving too much vitamins and protein filled foods to a child add on weight later as an adult?

Depends: Is best to get vitamins directly from a healthy diet with colorful salads, fruits and vegetables. Adding vitamins to food can be tricky - e.g., Folic Acid can not be converted to the usable form of folate (folic acid) in a percentage of the population. The build-up of unused Folic Acid can have detrimental health effects. If protein filled is adding something i would stay away from excess processing. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol as early as 7 or 8 years old once per week stunt your growth? Especially your height growth?

Can drinking alcohol as early as 7 or 8 years old once per week stunt your growth? Especially your height growth?

Not sure: what exactly you mean by "alcohol once a week". First of all no 7 or 8 y/o should be consuming alcoholic beverages. I am not sure that it is the alcohol per se though that is the only factor if your growth was stunted. Many other factors including genetics, diet, stress etc. But not a good idea for preteens to be consuming alcoholic beverages ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol once a year affect muscle growth and development?

Can drinking alcohol once a year affect muscle growth and development?

Short answer is no.: Once a year drinking should not. As you are a 33 yo male, hopefully you are well past puberty and legal drinking age is beyond puberty and growing ages for children in the USA. ...Read more

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Will a lack of sunshine stunt a child's growth or make him sickly?

Will a lack of sunshine stunt a child's growth or make him sickly?

Possibly: Sunshine on the skin is the method by which we make our vitamin d. This vitamin is now known to affect every cell in the body, not just the bones. ...Read more

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What age can a child start drinking coffee?

What age can a child start drinking coffee?

Never and Why?: Why should a child ever drink coffee unless totally decaffeinated. It has no strong nutrition al value. But in moderation, for no scientific reason, decaff over 2. ...Read more

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Does alcoholic drinks stops the growth of a teenage person?

No: There would have to be a lot of alcohol to do that. Alcohol kills living tissue. It will destroy brain, the lining of your stomach and your liver. There are many other bad things it does to you. That is why it is regulated by so many laws. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Not really: At a listed age of 20 I suspect you have finished your linear growth. Caffeine or energy drinks you may have consumed along the way have less to do with your height than parental height.You are expected to grow to the average of both parents plus 2-3 inches. ...Read more

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How can drinking breast milk as a baby effect you when you grow older?

How can  drinking breast milk as a baby effect you when you grow older?

Many benefits: Breast fed infants have fewer allergies, have higher iq's, lower risk of heart disease and obesity and may have lower risk of type 2 diabetes (the jury is out on that one yet). These are just the things we know about so far. So you will be smarter and healthier - no bad, huh? ...Read more

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Does prematurity effect your growth or strength as a teen?

Does prematurity effect your growth or strength as a teen?

Depends on problems: While the majority of premature infants do just fine, those that were particularily early or sick may manifest problems even at later ages. We even now are finding out even early term babies (37-38 weeks) may not be as smart as those that "cook" a little longer. But it does not mean things can't be overcome. Early intervention in babies/kids with problems is essential and should be ongoing! ...Read more

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Hi docs, would drinking alcohol once a year affect muscle growth and development?

Hi docs, would drinking alcohol once a year affect muscle growth and development?

Not unless that: Drinking lasted most of the year. Single episodes of alcohol consumption have very limited permanent effects, unless the person drinks to the point of alcohol poisoning or has severe underlying problems. It certainly should not effect ultimate muscle growth. Some people are very sensitive and get muscle inflammation with even slight exposure, but this is rare. ...Read more

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Would drinking diet coke too much for a long period of time permanantly damage your teeth?

Would drinking diet coke too much for a long period of time permanantly damage your teeth?

Yes: The phosphoric and carbonic acids in diet soda when left sitting on and between your teeth erodes the enamel significantly. Your teeth may become hyper sensitive and yellow as you dissolve the white enamel off of the yellow dentin beneath it. ...Read more

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Will drinking coffee as a kid stunt growth?

No: As long as the child gets adequate nutrition and adequate sleep coffee will have no effect on the ultimate height of the child. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Not really: At a listed age of 20 I suspect you have finished your linear growth. Caffeine or energy drinks you may have consumed along the way have less to do with your height than parental height.You are expected to grow to the average of both parents plus 2-3 inches. ...Read more

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Does coffee really stunt your growth? I drink a lot of coffee and I'm short then I should be.

Does coffee really stunt your growth? I drink a lot of coffee and I'm short then I should be.

Hard to say: The expected final height of a female is 2.5 inches less than the average of her parents height. This is based on genetics.Poor nutrition in general, chronic disease, premature onset of puberty and other such factors can keep someone from reaching their expected genetic height. Blaming the issue on coffee intake is a bit of a stretch. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and i drink 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day, is it true that this can affect my growth?

I'm 16 and i drink 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day, is it true that this can affect my growth?

COFFEE 2CUPS/ DAY: It will make you nervous if you are vulnerable! with palpitations , insomnia but I do not think it will affect your growth. Unless of course you are not eating good or lacking sleep due to stimulant effect of coffee. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee affect my growth hormones in a bad way?

Does drinking coffee affect my growth hormones in a bad way?

Coffee: I do not know of any link between drinking coffee and growth hormones. ...Read more

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What age can a child start drinking coffee?

Never and Why?: Why should a child ever drink coffee unless totally decaffeinated. It has no strong nutrition al value. But in moderation, for no scientific reason, decaff over 2. ...Read more

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If small boys and girls drink coffee does that stunt their height?

It wouldn't but why?: Caffeine should not have effects on children's growth but why would you want to introduce coffee to small kids? It can make them having insomnia, nausea, dizziness, palpitations, anxiety, tremor... And even arrhythmias, hypertension and electrolyte disturbance due to its diuretic effect. The list of side effects can keep going on. Think about it. ...Read more

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Does coffee or pulling teeths stunt height ? Cause i drink coffee and i had 4 teeth pull out.

Does coffee or pulling teeths stunt height ? Cause i drink coffee and i had 4 teeth pull out.

Yes and No: Caffeine can be 'addictive' and stunt growth of nerve activity in the brain. Likely will not stunt growth of stature. Best to drink beverages that are healthy for you--as a rule of thumb: avoid any beverages advertised in print media or on tv. Removing teeth will not stunt your growth if done under supervision of your dentist/orthodontist, but multiple extractions can alter the shape of the jaws. ...Read more

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As a child I did get too much fluoride, leaving me with white spots on my teeth. Will whitening my teeth work? I don't drink tea, wine or coffee.

As a child I did get too much fluoride, leaving me with white spots on my teeth. Will whitening my teeth work? I don't drink tea, wine or coffee.

Fluorosis: Results of conventional whitening procedures have always been unpredictable, and in particular, successfully whitening teeth with fluorosis has historically been nearly impossible. Few dentists accept the challenge of such cases, realizing that attempts are typically futile and, in some cases, may create a more unacceptable appearance than the pre-treatment condition. ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee make you gain weight?

Does drinking coffee make you gain weight?

The fancy ones do.: A regular cup of black coffee only has about ten calories. But you can accumulate several hundred calories in a latte or other fancy coffee drink, with all the heavy cream and whole milk and flavoring syrups. Stick to plain coffee with perhaps 2% milk or some flavored creamer - not a lot, just to taste. ...Read more

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How many cups of coffee should I drink per day ?

  How many cups of coffee should I drink per day ?

Coffee intake.: More and more research is showing us true health benefits of drinking coffee. Weighing those benefits against the negative effects of drinking too much coffee puts us at a recommendation of 1-3 cups daily. Any more than that and you may start to experience negative effects - stomach aches, dehydration, anxiety, tremors. ...Read more

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Is my son small because i let him drink coffee when he was little?

Is my son small because i let him drink coffee when he was little?

Probably not: Unless the coffee really replaced a lot of nutrients, it is unlikely that the coffee is the "cause" of his poor growth. Allowing your child to drink coffee, though, is a marker for a general inattention to smart nutrition. If he is truly small for age (less than the 5th %ile) he should be carefully evaluated for causes. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the good and bad benefits we will get from drinking coffee?

What is the good and bad benefits we will get from drinking coffee?

Many: There are good and bad to everything and coffee is no different. One good is it's a stimulant, which is what most people love. Bad traits can be too much caffeine and staining of teeth. ...Read more