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#1 vijay86

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:58 AM

hello !

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).

thank u :cup:

#2 Tormod

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:03 AM

Actually, 169 is about 5'6. Because I'm 5'7 and that's about 171 cm. :cup:

Welcome to the tall club.

#3 Aki

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 12:07 PM

I think for some guys, they don't stop growing until they're 20, but for girls, they stop growing at 17.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 09:02 PM

___There is a formula (I forget it) that they use to predict your adult height & it is based on your height when your either 18 or 24 months.(I forget which) :cup:

#5 Queso

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:07 PM

i stopped growing when i was 15, and am taller than everybody in the history of my family. just some facts to over throw the majority.

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 10:32 PM

Beccareb stopped growing at 13, and is just over 5' tall. I stopped at 16 at just under 6'. I had my wisdom teeth, too.

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.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:36 AM

I have heard that your ears & nose never stop growing? Any body else hear that? :cup:

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:05 PM

yeah I have heard that, very strange. On the contrary, it's weird to think that your eyes never grow at all.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 01:51 PM

Forensic anthropology has given a lot of help in this area. Although various parts of the body grow/stop growing at diferent stages, if I remember that most all growth (under normal circumstances) usually stops ot about 25. Through an examination of just a few specific measurements (bone radii at specific places, etc.) a pretty good estimate of stature can be derrived (Uusaully with a margin of error of only about 5-10%, although this can be even less if other correllary measurements are factored). Age/Sex/Race are all factors, but within these parameters there is a very direct ratio of various measurements to the over all stature of the individual). Other factors of the skeletal remains can also be used for determinig sex/age/race. The femur measurements mat be very similar between a 14 year boy and a 40 year old female, but various cranial fetures as well as pelvic stucture can give clues to age and sex. (The pelvic sturcture is quite different in male and female, as well as the texture of the pelvic bones change with age. Males have a occipital lobe on their skulls the females generally do not have).

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:24 PM

5'7" is tall?? WOOHOOO!!!

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?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 02:36 PM

I think height will always be relative of culture - if I go to Japan I'll be relatively tall, yet there are Japanese guys who dwarf me.

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'. :)

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:46 PM

(... Males have a occipital lobe on their skulls the females generally do not have).


Females generally don't have an occipital lobe on their skulls?

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 10:48 AM

Tele, generally no. Male skulls have a lump on the back of the skull right above where your vert. column; females don't (Ususally). I'm not a forensic anthropologist, but this info comes from one of the most respect today, Dr. Willaim Bass. He talks about some of the age/sex/race variances in the skeleton in his book Death's Acre. (Not a bad read, but he's not the best writer. It can be a tad tedious at times as he likes to repeat himself from other chapters. A bit disjointed but interesting in the science of it anyway).

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 08:59 PM

Male skulls have a lump on the back of the skull right above where your vert. column; females don't (Ususally).


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.

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 05:09 AM

hello all of you,
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.

#16 Fishteacher73

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 10:32 AM

Here are a few sources I found you might be able to use (at least from a starting point):

http://www.vwl.uni-m...os/covereu.html

http://jrscience.wcp...shortmanFI.html

http://www.shortsupp.../News/0236.html

http://www.cdc.gov/n...11/sr11_008.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/n...11/sr11_224.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/n...ta/ad/ad347.pdf

(There are a lot of articles at the CDC).

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 07:45 AM

thx for your help