can playing basketball promote teenagers growth?

@chenpan (381)
China
April 18, 2008 9:15pm CST
Many people say that playing basketball can promote teenagers growth, is it right? My brother said that when he was in the middle school ,he played basketball everyday, and at that time ,he grow taller and taller.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
6 Aug 08
I believe your brother is right. Playing basketball helps you lose weight and the lighter you are during your brothers age at the time the more likly you are to be taller because gravity does not have you down as much. Cardio such as basketball or any other cardio also boost HGH(human growth hormone)levels. I played basketball the most during my middle schools years and I also grew my tallest. I basicly played it almost everyday and was skinny.
• Australia
19 Apr 08
When your brother was playing, it was in his main growth time. He would have grown whether he was playing basketball or not. However, playing any sport can assist in growth as it promotes good health, builds muscle tone, strength, etc, all of which would help in growth.