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Short stature, wants to increase height. Suggest protein rich diet, exercise regime for this?

Hii I am 16 years and 7 months old , Male, I am actually a bright student but due to my short height i am not able to dominate on some occasions. Therefore i have decided to join a country fitness club and gym. Will this have a negative impact on my body.....Also please advice me protein rich pure vegeterian diet . btw I am 166.4 cms and my dad is 166 cms and my mom is 152 cms. Is there any possibiliity of height increase??
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello Deepanshu..

Height of an individual is determined by Genetics, Environmental & Nutritional factors and Hormonal factors (most important the Growth Hormone secreted by pituitary gland in brain)
An individual stops growing in height after the fusion of the Epiphyses (growth plates) of the long bones, which occurs by the age of 19-22 yrs in males. may still have a chance of achieving your dream height.
Make sure that you are taking a healthy & balanced diet, exercise regularly & avoid stress.
Protein rich vegetarian diet like soya, groundnut, pulses, etc should be incorporated in your diet plan.

One more thing...avoid consuming any over the counter medication which claim to increase may be harmful.
Wishing you Good Health.
Thanks and take care.
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