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Did my teenage eating disorder stunt my height?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Possibly

Severe calorie restriction during the normal growth period definitely can affect ultimate height if it last long enough.
Once the growth plates on the long bones close, growth is over, and changes in nutrition after that will have no effect on height. The teen years are a crucial time for lots of developmental changes; height is only one of them.

In brief: Possibly

Severe calorie restriction during the normal growth period definitely can affect ultimate height if it last long enough.
Once the growth plates on the long bones close, growth is over, and changes in nutrition after that will have no effect on height. The teen years are a crucial time for lots of developmental changes; height is only one of them.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Julie O'Toole
Pediatrics

In brief: Look at growth chart

It certainly could have, it would depend on your pubertal stage when you got the eating disorder.

In brief: Look at growth chart

It certainly could have, it would depend on your pubertal stage when you got the eating disorder.
Dr. Julie O'Toole
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