The Possibility Of Height Increased In Adolescents?
I want to ask, I have a 16-year-old friend who wants to be around 180cm tall, but my friend’s parents are about 160cm tall. Can my friend have a height above the height of his parents?
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There are several factors that affect the height that a person might achieve, including:
A person's potential height can be estimated based on the height of the parent (in centimeters). Male potential height can be estimated by the following formula:
Male potential height = [(mother's height + father's height + 13 cm]: 2 ± 8.5 cm
Meanwhile, the potential height of a woman can be estimated by the following formula:
Female potential height = [(Mother's height + Father's height - 13 cm]: 2 ± 8.5 cm
The nutrient that most supports growth is protein, with support from other nutrients. Adequate intake of protein, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D accompanied by regular exercise is also beneficial for maintaining bone density. Sources of protein include egg whites, chicken meat, fish, tofu, tempeh, and beans. It is recommended to eat balanced nutritious food in 3 main meals and 2 servings of intermittent meals.
Sports that are recommended to support growth are sports that put strain on long bones, including running, jumping rope, swimming, athletics, basketball, badminton, etc.
Bone growth can continue to occur if the growth plate on the long bone is still not closing. Usually bone growth plates close towards the end of puberty, which is around the age of 20 years. Investigations in the form of X-rays can help identify the closure of long bone plates.
We advise your friends to consult directly with your doctor so that evaluation and planning of nutrition programs and physical activity can be carried out accordingly to help you achieve optimal potential height. The doctor will conduct anamnesis and physical examination, including body weight and height to calculate the individual nutritional needs of your friends. To enrich insight, you can read articles about tips for achieving optimal height. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.