by aajonus vonderplanitz, hon.ph.d. nutrition
My standing height at growth maturity was 5'7.6". One year after radiation and chemo treatments at 22 years of age, my standing height was 5'6.9". The medical cancer treatments/poisoning caused a half-inch height-reduction in one year. Last year at a Life Screening testing-site, my standing height was 5'7.8" at 64 years of age. Rather than shrink, I grew .7" in the later 42 years of my life. Although most of that gain was recovery from medical-treatment-related deterioration, I regained it plus .2".
I believe that the scientific theory that EVERYONE shrinks through her/his lifetime due to the constant force of gravity on the body applies to people eating foods that fail to supply complete nutrition. It is not gravity that causes people to shrink but poor nutrition.