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There are vitamins that are sold promising to help kids grow taller like Nubest. Do they really work? Do you suggest taking certain vitamins to help kids get taller? Is this a myth?
In the absence of malnutrition, trauma, or a medical condition such as growth hormone deficiency, final height is largely predetermined by your genetics. There are no high quality, peer-reviewed studies that prove that certain food, medicine, or nutritional supplement can help otherwise healthy kids grow taller. There is an entire industry that targets patients and parents concerned about their height. Treatments range from nutritional supplements to hypnosis, but the evidence is poor that any of these proposed treatments actually work.
Dr. Rahman Kandil is a fellowship-trained sports medicine Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery. Dr. Kandil treats a variety of bone and joint conditions including general orthopedic injuries, fractures, and ligament/muscle/tendon injuries. Dr. Kandil received his undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA and graduated in 2011 with multiple honors. Dr. Kandil completed both his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine, where he received the Chief Resident of the Year award in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Following his residency graduation, Dr. Kandil further sub-specialized and completed his fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Stanford University Hospital. Read More-->