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What determines how fast a child grows in height in one year?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
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In brief: Growth rate

Height velocity varies with age , caloric intake, hormone levels, and absence or presence of disease.
Your pediatrician can plot a growth velocity for your child and show you how normal she is.

In brief: Growth rate

Height velocity varies with age , caloric intake, hormone levels, and absence or presence of disease.
Your pediatrician can plot a growth velocity for your child and show you how normal she is.
Dr. Thomas Riney
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Diet and hormones

Growth is modulated by growth hormone primarily.
Good nutrition and growth hormone are the big determinants for growth. The first year of life and puberty are the two times that growth is the fastest. Most children grow 2-4 inches a year.

In brief: Diet and hormones

Growth is modulated by growth hormone primarily.
Good nutrition and growth hormone are the big determinants for growth. The first year of life and puberty are the two times that growth is the fastest. Most children grow 2-4 inches a year.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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