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Saturday, July 05, 2008 alexm, Community Member, asks

Q: what age do men stop growing in height?

I'm 23 now and I have grown 3/4 of an inch since last year.  This makes me just a smidgen under 5' 10" (according to my new physician's scale).  Whenever I have measured myself I have always done it consistently and at the same time of the day, which rules out any error on my part.  Is this abnormal?  When should men completely stop growing?  to connect this with exercise and diet, my weight has also gone up a little (this bothers me, but I guess it's to be expected, right), but my waist is still trim and my bodyfat is 10%.  I dunno, I guess I just have this burning desire to be the same weight I was when I was shorter.  Thank You:)

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Doc Hastings, Community Member
7/ 8/08 10:22pm

There are many options available to you.  I wouldn't recommend lowering your body fat any lower that your current 10%.  Because bones make up a significant part of human weight, I'd focus on them.  Individual bones can be removed (some without significant loss of functuality to the body.  Important work has also been accomplished in the area of hollowing of bones, which if you go crazy, you may be limiting yourself to a life in water.  The simplist way to lose bone mass would involve amputation, which would have the additional benefit of losing muscle, skin, and fluid (blood).  I hope this helps and good luck with your weight problem.

craig, Community Member
8/20/09 1:47pm

will i am 16 and i am 6.1 in hight and i was told that i would not stop growing un till i am 21 -25

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By alexm, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/03/12, First Published: 07/05/08