Protein boosts height growth in girls

Quite a few young men would like to increase their height. However, a study by nutritionists at the University of Bonn shows that they do not benefit from increased protein intake in terms of their adult height. In contrast, young women often see it as problematic when their height significantly exceeds 1.80 meters. Here, during growth, a protein intake adapted to the recommendations can even cause a reduction of a few centimeters. The results have been published online in advance in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The final version will appear soon.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft