When do men stop growing taller?


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Most men stop growing taller at about age 16, according to KidsHealth.org. Even if they do not grow taller after that age, their muscles usually continue to develop.

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When do men stop growing taller?
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The growth spurt for males starts at about age 11, versus age 9 or 10 for females, according to WebMD. Boys can grow up to 4 inches a year during the growth-spurt period. Males stop growing when puberty ends and their growth plates close, preventing additional growth. Even when a man's arms and legs are at their full length, the chest and shoulders continue to expand until about age 20, notes the BBC.

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