Harvard Men's Health Watch

Why do I shrink as I grow older?

Ask the doctor Q. I was upset to find out at my last doctorís visit that Iím an inch and a half shorter than I used to be. Why am I shrinking? A. Most men are distressed to discover they are not as tall as they were in high school. But the biological fact is that men lose an average of two inches over the course of their lifetimes. (Some…

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