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Nordic Sharok
Why do we want to be tall? – Advantage of being tall

Why do we want to be tall? – Advantage of being tall

Many people with a short stature aim to be tall. Some of them even take extreme measures, such as doing surgery to lengthen their bones despite many dangers and limitations in life. But what are the reasons why we wish to be a few inches taller and how much impact does height have on our personal life? Several studies have shown that a culture that prefers externally tall stature affects many factors in life. According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index daily polls of the US population, taller people are more likely to share positive emotions such as enjoyment and happiness. They are...

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Nordic Sharok
Methods to Determine the Adult Height of Children

Methods to Determine the Adult Height of Children

Parents often wonder how tall their child will get as an adult. In order to answer this question, several height expectation methods have been developed. In general, it is well known that height is influenced both by environmental factors as well as genetic factors. The environment factors affect adult height by about 20~40%, whereas genetic factors by 60~80%. These stats show that especially the genetics inherited by parents are the most decisive factors in determining future height. Adult height can be more accurately estimated by diagnosing the bone age through an X-ray examination in a hospital. However, there are some...

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‘Dr’s Grow UP’ will soon be off the starting blocks in the US market

‘Dr’s Grow UP’ will soon be off the starting blocks in the US market

Being tall has many perks: getting more swipes on Tinder, having unobstructed views at crowded concerts, and best of all, it might lead to a higher income. A study in the Journal of Applied Psychology identified, that even just an extra inch could be worth about $800 in higher earnings per year. The height premium that tall people enjoy is often explained by the fact that they tend to act like leaders from a very young age. Because other children relate to them like a slightly older peer. This leads to the assumption, that our height as teenagers could be...

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