News tagged with adult height

Late teen years are key period for bone growth

The late adolescent years are an important period for gaining bone mineral, even after a teenager attains his or her adult height. Scientists analyzing a racially diverse, multicenter sample from a large, federally funded ...

Jul 06, 2017
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Premature baby girls shorter as adults

Baby girls born very premature could be almost three times more likely to grow into very short adults than female babies born at term, according to a new international study.

Dec 12, 2016
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Should short boys take growth hormone?

(HealthDay)—Parents often worry when their child, especially a son, is much shorter than average. But as long as there is no medical cause, parents can rest easy, experts say.

Mar 27, 2013
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