MadSci Network: Anatomy

Re: When do people stop growing? (male-female)

Date: Mon Feb 10 11:18:58 2003
Posted By: Paul Odgren, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 1044745667.An

Dear Heather,

Your question really refers to "growth of the skeleton," since some other 
kinds of growth can of course go on throughout your life - muscles, fat, 
earlobes, noses. The growth of the skeleton generally continues until about 
age 18 for girls and about 21 for boys. But there is a huge amount of 
variation from person to person and family to family. Some people are as 
tall as they will be by their early teens and some continue further into 
their 20's. 

Hope this helps,

Paul Odgren, Ph.D.
Dept. of Cell Biology
U. Mass. Med. School

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