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How to increase body height?

Unfortunately, height is genetically based. At 24 years old, it is unlikely that you will grow more, but the only way to know for sure is if you have an x ray done of the growth plates in your bones ...
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How much would a man 9'6" (3m) tall likely weigh?

Consider this ideal weight calculator for example. For a 25 yo male with a height of 9'6'' (289 cm), the optimal weight should be around 342 - 462 pounds (155kg - 210kg). By the way, the tallest man ...
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Can pregnancy lead to growing taller?

It's possible, but don't count on it. Amazingly, there isn't really much in the literature about this that I could find - most studies focus on maternal weight, not height. While the absence of ...
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How to increase body height?

The only known non-surgical method of gaining height at this age is to go into space. Without the pull of earth's ground level gravity astronauts have been shown to gain height. Astronauts in ...
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I am 15 and 163 cm tall - will I grow taller?

The only way to tell if you are going to grow taller or not is to have an x-ray done of the epiphyseal plates. These are segments at each end of the long bones in your body where bone growth (and thus ...
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Is it healthy to be really petite

There are health risks associated with being underweight. The NIH BMI calculator returns 16.6 for a 5'1" 88 lb person and says anything under 18.5 is underweight. There is less information available ...
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Are babies under 5th percentile mean they will be small forever?

No, it does not mean the baby will be small forever. Some children are small because their genes will lead them to be small adults. Others start out small because of issues during the pregnancy, and ...
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Claustrophobia in the Pyramids of Giza: Does height play a role in who is more likely to suffer from Claustrophobia?

To answer the first part of the question, we see claustrophobia due to the use of MRI and CT scanners. Over 80 million MR procedures are now performed each year worldwide. For an MR scan, patients ...
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Instrument facilitated leg lengthening?

Though adults can't grow anymore, as was explained by previous answers, cosmetic bone lengthening does exist. Simply explained, the surgeon breaks the bones and slowly extends the gap between the bone ...
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Are babies under 5th percentile mean they will be small forever?

The percentile system doesn't mean anything from one measure only. The criteria behind it, is that the organism you are checking is growing up, so is mandatory to follow up his grow process. This ...
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