Facts About Your Height
Our height increases up to 8mm while getting to sleep.
The world's tallest man reached 8 feet 11 inches at 21.
Mid parental height:
A boy grows up to be 2 inch taller than the Mid Parental Height.
A girl grows up to be 2 inch shorter than the Mid Parental mother's height.
Girls: The fastest growth period starts at the of age 11½ and ends near age 18.
Boys: The fastest growth period starts at the age of 13½ and ends near age 20.
Taller people make more money:
Tall people make $789 more each year per extra inch, shorter folks may have a lower cancer risk, and other fascinating truths about your stature.
Shorter people have a higher risk of heart disease:
Adults under 5'3" have a higher risk of having and dying from cardiovascular disease, though it may be low socioeconomic status that cause this link.
With Height Comes Cancer Risk:
The taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer. After examining medical records of more than one million British women whose height ranged from less than 5 feet 1 inch to 5 feet 8 inches and taller, researchers found that the tallest women had a 37 percent greater risk of developing cancer.