human height growth limitation age
Posted 13 February 2005 - 06:22 AM
i got few medical question to ask ....
1. At what age does a human stop growing tall ?
2. i'm 18+ years old and my height is 169 cm or 5"7' . How can i become more taller. ( i am as tall as my dad now and my mum is shorter than me).
Posted 13 February 2005 - 06:27 AM
Welcome to the tall club.
Posted 13 February 2005 - 06:56 PM
If you've stopped growing, you're done, but I think the only other alternative would growth hormone, which no reliable endocrinologist prescribes for people over 5' tall.
Posted 14 February 2005 - 10:15 AM
Posted 14 February 2005 - 10:48 AM
but seriously.. aren't humans growing as part of evolution? taller people mate more than shorter people? or is it that evolution is causing us to grow taller as per our better diets and better overall health?
its in my initials, an anagram.. seriously!
Posted 14 February 2005 - 11:00 AM
In Norway the average height for men is around 6' I think. So I'm a bit on the short side, yes. All my friends except one are well over 6'.
Posted 17 February 2005 - 07:12 AM
Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:23 PM
Okay, that clears it up. I was wondering what you meant by "(... Males have a occipital lobe on their skulls the females generally do not have)" because the occipital bone is part of the skull, but the occipital lobe is part of the brain. So it was possible you might have meant that females are missing a gyrus or other portion of their occipital lobe, or were missing a portion of their occipital bone.
Posted 02 March 2005 - 01:33 AM
i'am new on these forum but i need to ask something,
i'am studying the effect of height on the risk of cancer for my phd but i can't find any dataset about the evolution of height in the world population.
i'am looking for something complete with several years and at lease 30 countries.
if some one have this please e-mail me.