It is believed that height of a child depends upon the genes
inherited from parents. However, it is often seen that tall parents
may have short children and vice-versa. Are there factors other
than genes, that can cause these variations?

NCERT Class VIII
Science - Exemplar Problems

Chapter 10. Reaching the Age of Adolescence

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2015-06-12T16:18:08+05:30
No the hormonal change also affects the physical appeariance
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2015-06-12T16:22:40+05:30
Sometimes, it happens due to malnutrition.That is, Lack of one or more nutrients from the regular diet or taking food with poor quality of nutrients.
Therefore, stunted growth also occurs due deficiency of some nutrients.
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