According to researchers at the Auckland University in New Zealand, children who are delivered using the in-vitro fertilization method (IVF) are more likely to shoot up in inches as compared to their normal counterparts.
The study that was conducted at the Liggins Institute of the Auckland University has stated that children who were conceived using the IVF treatment were 1.02 inches taller, in comparison to non-IVF children. The children were checked for their height at the age of six.
The research was conducted on 200 children and the study found that the height difference between IVF and non-IVF children was distinguishable easily. The report stated that in most of the cases children, who underwent an IVF were much taller in comparison to children born using a simple method.
The director of the Liggins Institute in the Auckland University, Wayne Cutfield informed that the difference was remarkably prevalent among girls, with IVF girls being the tallest in the group. However, Dr. Cutfield also announced while talking to Radio NZ that at this point of time he did not know what the catalyst for the difference in height was.
It is being speculated that the difference in the height could possibly be because women were induced to ovulate before the IVF process. Another reason that is being stated is that embryos were developed 36hrs prior to being planted in the womb of the women undergoing IVF.