• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Human biology 1989

Decline of height with age in adults in a general population sample: estimating maximum height and distinguishing birth cohort effects from actual loss of stature with aging.

@article{Cline1989DeclineOH,
  title={Decline of height with age in adults in a general population sample: estimating maximum height and distinguishing birth cohort effects from actual loss of stature with aging.},
  author={Martha G Cline and Keith E. Meredith and Joy T. Boyer and Benjamin Burrows},
  journal={Human biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={
          415-25
        }
}
The decline in stature with age among adults is well documented. Although part of this represents a birth cohort effect, actual height declines among older individuals are known to contribute to the effect. In this study we used longitudinal changes in the heights of adults in a general population sample to determine the rate of decline in height over time in individuals of different ages. This allowed an estimation of the age at which decline in height begins, a value close to age 40 in both… CONTINUE READING

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