Why are our kids all getting so very tall? Having done some research I worked out that a veggie diet could reduce their height by a tiny bit....1-5 cm. Not sure if that is going to happen.
Dh used to really stand out from a crowd, now just a generation later he looks far more normal. The high protein diet seems to get the blame in most research papers I have read. Daft thing is, when you breed/feed puppies you have to be careful not to over feed them, if they eat too much high protein as pups and grow too quickly it can put too much strain on their growing bones, resulting in problems in later life. When I see quite a few kids, my nephew included, who are overweight they are overly tall for their age too....it goes hand in hand, I cannot help but think of puppy feeding advice on the back of every box of food.
Dh has bad knees, back, shoulders and posture and although he is incredibly healthy living, he has to watch his heart health as he is very tall and very broad shouldered, so weighs a lot, even though he has a 34" waist. (Under docs orders)
I wish I could wave a wand and stop them at five foot 11 and know they have a better chance of keeping themselves in tip top condition. I know genetics are not on our side, as even four generations back the men were tall, but not this tall? Where are we going wrong?