A person's height is determined by...

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  1. racquet_jedi

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    Does the diet of a person/eating habits have any role whatsoever in how tall they will be?

    Or is it mostly/all genetics?
     
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  2. Chauvalito

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    Diet does play a role. malnourished children are often at heights below national averages.

    That said, it is a combination of genetics, environment, food intake, and diet that play a role.
     
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  3. redsoxrock930

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    interesting question that i don't have a complete answer to, i've heard that milk is great for making you taller, but that might be a wives tale i would like to gain a couple of inches myself.
     
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  4. vince916

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    Genetics, Diet and Exercise with majority from genetics.
     
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  5. Rickson

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    Mostly genetic, but a malnourished child can experience some stunted growth. I'm pretty sure you don't have to worry about malnutrition so don't blame the diet if you're short.
     
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  6. Sentinel

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    Choose tall parents. That's all :)

    seriously, most kids I know with both parents over about 5' 7" are crossing 6'.
     
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  7. Rickson

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    The calcium in milk can give you more bone density, but milk doesn't make you tall. If you're looking for calcium because you want to strengthen your bones, there are certainly better sources than milk. I used to pop calcium tablets and I wouldn't bother with milk as a calcium source. Milk contains protein which zaps the calcium from your bones and yet it contains calcium so why would you take in such an inefficient calcium source? Buy a bottle of calcium tablets if you want stronger bones and don't waste your time with milk.
     
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    Rickson -- do you mean magnesium? I heard that magnesium and calcium compete when they're ingested together for bone health.
     
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  9. Rickson

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    I'm talking about the protein in milk. You know that too much protein leads to calcium loss, don't you?
     
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  10. stormholloway

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    Try HGH in your protein shakes.
     
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  11. racquet_jedi

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    I can't tell if this was a joke or if you were serious...:wink:
     
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