July 5, 2016

Can Adults Grow Taller?

By Alyse Brunella

Remember standing back-to-back with your best friends, debating over who was taller? Even now, some adults continue to insist that they’ve grown a small amount year after year. But as we know, most people are done growing in their late teens. So unfortunately, unless you’re a child or teenager, you’ve probably hit your max height. But one Mayo Clinic pediatric orthopedic surgeon shared recent research that uncovers why a small number of people do continue to grow past 20. While researchers are still investigating what causes a late growth spurt, early signs suggest that it could be caused by a hormone abnormality. So, adding a few inches later in life may not be all it’s stacked up (pun intended) to be! Learn more here.

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