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Does regular consumption of extra animal protein by a healthy vegetarian teenager change his adult height?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

If a teenager is normal and healthy, eating a balanced vegetarian diet with a variety of protein, fat, and carbohydrate sources, he will achieve his predestined adult height.
He should be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin d. Eating additional protein from animals, fish, eggs, plants, or the vitamin store, will not affect his adult height.

In brief: No

If a teenager is normal and healthy, eating a balanced vegetarian diet with a variety of protein, fat, and carbohydrate sources, he will achieve his predestined adult height.
He should be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin d. Eating additional protein from animals, fish, eggs, plants, or the vitamin store, will not affect his adult height.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Animal protein should not change his adult height.

In brief: No

Animal protein should not change his adult height.
Dr. Pamela Middleton
Dr. Pamela Middleton
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