By Ava Feuer, Ken Jennings, Getty Images
"Coffee will stunt your growth"
This six-feet-tall writer is living proof of the falsity of the claim that java will leave you short of your maximum height. The myth probably began because smoking does indeed stunt growth, and in all the discussions of harmful substances, caffeine mistakenly fell into the same category. In fact, caffeine is used medicinally to treat premature infants. "My kids are crazy enough without a caffeine jolt, but you can't say it has long-term effects on growth," says Jennings.
Were you told coffee would stunt your growth when you were younger?
on Jan. 19, 2014 at 4:07 PM