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I’m a 15-year-old, 5 feet 7 inches male. Will I reach 6 feet if my dad is 5 feet 6 inches, and my mom is 5feet 2 inches? Can you suggest some supplements?

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chyna's avatar

My parents were those exact heights also. I’m a female at 5’2 and my tallest brother got to 5’8.
That does not mean you will remain at your current height. Perhaps see a nutritionist that could guide you in bone strengthening foods and exercises.
Good luck and welcome to Fluther.
And just to add: Tom Cruise is 5’7, one of the most recognized actors of his time, and has married beautiful women, all taller than him.

JLeslie's avatar

We can’t know, but my husband’s father is 5’7” and his mom 5’2” and my husband is 5’10”. My husband is the tallest in the family, his brother is shorter, but still taller than his father. My husband spent the most time in the US growing up compared to his siblings, which might have had some influence. High protein diet and good nutrition helps growth, but how tall you will be also depends on genetics and other factors. Some medications stunt growth for instance. I’ll assume you don’t take any medications.

It’s not just the height of your parents, if their siblings and parents have some tall people that could be an indication you will get taller. Moreover, if you live in a developing country that now has more food availability than 30+ years ago, or if your family has more money than when your parents were growing up, that also should bode well for you.

My guess is you don’t get to 6 feet, but you might still grow a few more inches than you are now. Men can continue to grow in height into their late teens.

kritiper's avatar

My father was 5’ 10”. My older brother was 5’ 11”. My younger brother is 5’ 11”. My youngest brother was 6’ 0”. I am 6’ 2”. Eat your meat, eggs, and potatoes.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

“Mother and Father’s Height Average

Calculate the mother and father’s height in inches and add them together. Add 5 inches for a boy or subtract 5 inches for a girl, to this total. Divide the remaining number by two.

Example: A boy’s mother is 5 feet, 6 inches tall (66 inches), while the father is 6 feet tall (72 inches):

66 + 72 = 138 inches
138 + 5 inches for a boy = 143
143 divided by 2 = 71.5 inches

The boy will be an estimated 5 feet, 10 inches tall. The results are usually within 4 inches, plus or minus.” – -

66 + 62 = 128
128 + 5 = 133
133 divided by 2 = 66.5 or 5 foot 6 and a half inches

You may have reach your adult height.

Caravanfan's avatar

Supplements are a waste of money.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It is what it is. Your genes are in the driver’s seat. Keep your fingers crossed. It’s a lot cheaper than supplements but just as effective.

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III If it is all genes how do you explain why people over the last 200 years have been getting taller? We seem to have hit a plateau now. Childhood nutrition does play a role, it might be too late for someone who is 15, although keeping with good nutrition will likely help him fulfill his potential maximum height if his growth plates have not closed yet.

TJFKAJ's avatar

Doesn’t look promising

Dutchess_III's avatar

I am 5’7. My mom was 5’6. My dad was 6’4. My son is 6’4
My youngest daughter is 5’10.
It is what it is. My sister is 5’11.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I was tiny. I finally got a growth spurt in high school which got me almost up to average height.

My younger brother was shorter than me, until he was in high school, and one day we woke up to find him over six feet tall. He grew so fast he had to see a doctor about damage to his knees.
Both of my sons are taller than their dad.

Mostly it is a roll of the dice.
Genetics play a role, but are not the complete determinant. Growth can, and frequently does continue after turning eighteen.

Being short is not the worst thing.

seawulf575's avatar

Mom was 5’ 3”, Dad was 5’ 9”. I am 6’ and my brother is 6’ 1”. Go figure. The first order of business is to not worry about it. You are who you are. Physical attributes often fail over time anyway. Focus on the person you are, not what that person looks like.

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