Sons and Moms
Country: United States
Date: February 2005
I have been told that in nearly 98% of cases sons always
grow taller than their mothers.Is this a proven fact?
My guess is that this is probably correct, but you would have to check the
statistics on this or compile your own data. There are two reasons why this
is probably true; 1) males are generally taller than females and 2) sons
get approximately half their genes from their fathers who are generally
taller than their mothers.
Ron Baker, Ph.D.
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