During pregnancy, the diet of the mother might have an impact on the height of newborn. Studies have also shown an impact on the gestational diet on the leg length, sitting height and overall height of the offspring. A monitored analysis examined that the intake of vitamin C, iron, and magnesium etc. have an impact on the increase in height. However, maternal diet is not the only element that determines the height of offspring.
Diet can influence the height of an individual, but only in childhood- speaking biologically only till 2 years of age.
From 2 to 12 years of age, the growth in height can be tailored in some cases, but not in all. There is no scientific acceptance or rejection about alternative ways to increase height after teen ages- including diet. However, researchers have found some patterns that might have an impact on the growth in one way or another.
The intake of calories in the first two years of life has an impact on the height of kid. The studies have found that additional intake of calories has had an impact on the increase in height of kids, both boys and girls. However, according to such studies, the calories are not the only factor after the age of 2 years; rather there are a number of other elements that influence the height of the kids.
Undernourishment of any kind can also be a reason for the limited growth in the kids under 2 years of age as compared to the one who is given with sufficient amount of nutritions. However, this problem can be overcome by focusing on the proper diet for kids in this age. With an increased intake of vitamins, proteins, and calories, etc. these height issues can be managed.