Here is something I've been thinking about for a while, and I'd like everyone's thoughts on this. First, a little background.
Men in my family, on the Savage side, share just about the same characteristics, particularly in height and muscularity. We are shorter, 5'5''-5'8'', and develop very muscular physiques without touching weights.
For example, when I was fourteen years old, I started a series of growth spurts, not so much in height, but in muscle growth. At one point, I was actually accused of using steroids, because I changed so much in such a short period time. Periodically, thoughout my teen years I would experience more of these spurts.
I noticed, however, that about the same time that these "muscle spurts" started happening, I was not experiencing as much height growth as I did before these spurts.
Now, these "muscle spurts" must have been induced by an "explosion" of testosterone, because, as I said, I did not touch a weight. And, as we all know, testosterone aromatizes into estrogen, which closes growth plates.
Now, enough background, to the questions. Is it possible that because of our increase in testosterone, and thus estrogen during our teen years, and NOT necessarily our genetics, that men in my family are shorter? Could the seemingly drastic increase in estrogen be responsible for it? If so, could an anti-estrogen be taken to block the estrogen, and increase height? Or, is there something else going on here?