What decides how long a person grows?



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    People grow until their growth plates close. This is controlled by hormones in the body that are activated in puberty. The amount of hormones released and when they are activated is controlled by your genes, but can be manipulated if you are exposed to outside hormones like the ones in non-organic meats and dairy products.

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    Yes, in addition to the post from laram, growth plates are the determing factor of how long a person’s body grows. Growth plates are situated on the ends of the longer bones in a person’s body–femur, tibia, humerus, etc. As bones grow from the ends (and not the middle) the cartilage that is the growth plate cushions the bones into place. Once maturity is reached, these growth plates harden into bone, thus stopping the development and further lengthening of the bones. 

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