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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2019 3:15 p.m. PST

…or become shorter?.

"We are shaped by our environment and our genes. If your parents are tall, you are likely to grow tall yourself. On the other hand, if you eat a lot of junk food, you are also likely to grow fat. But how do the genetic and environmental factors interact? How our genes and environment influence BMI and height? Scientists from the University of Queensland decided to figure it out.

Scientists analysed data from more than 300,000 individuals with a known height and BMI. They looked for genetic variations associated with the variability of each of those traits. Researchers found that while BMI is influenced by genetic factors, it can vary widely even between individuals with the same genetic variation. This could be because environmental factors influence BMI by increasing or decreasing the effect of inherited genetic variations. However, the same cannot be said about the person's height…"
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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2019 8:39 a.m. PST


Legion 431 Aug 2019 8:56 a.m. PST

I know I should be about 6'9" or more based on my weight … evil grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Aug 2019 12:58 p.m. PST



Zephyr131 Aug 2019 2:58 p.m. PST

I'm slowly starving to death, but that's because I eat my own cooking…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2019 3:37 p.m. PST



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