According to the literature, the final stature (height) of a human being is mostly determined by genetics and nutrition.

However, I have the following question: if during a certain period of his life (let's say 1 or 2 years), a child is malnourished and his growth gets stunted for this or some other reason, will the child recover in later years and reach his full potential in height? Or is stunting permanent?
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replied September 11th, 2018
Hi PTmontealegre,

I guess a full recovery wont be possible but with better healthcare and nutrition diet they will recover.However there may be limitations in terms of the growth because of the genetic imprinting in early development.
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