Did you know that you are the tallest in the morning, and by the evening you decrease in height by 1-2 centimeters? If you have to walk a lot during the day, then the decrease in height can reach 4-6 centimeters. The decrease in growth occurs due to the fact that the cartilage layers between the vertebrae and joints are compressed.
For a long time, scientists did not understand why some people grow tall, while others - short. Only at the end of the 19th century it was found that growth is associated with the activity of one of the secretion organs - the pituitary gland, located at the base of the brain. In 1945, three American scientists succeeded in isolating pure growth hormone from the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.