What genetic factors play into height?

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What genetic factors play into height?
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Has anyone figured this out yet? I keep reading things like "maybe if you ate your greens you would've grown more", but what about people like me whose parents cooked every other day and fed me healthy food. Lots of meats, greens and very little junk food. I got plenty of exercise, was an athlete in high school and still I didn't grow to average or above average height? By comparison, one of my best friends in High School ate nothing but junk food (candy, sweets, etc).

They say that height is 80% genetic and 20% environmental. Anyone have any insight as to which genes play into height and what a person can do to mitigate short stature? Not that there's anything wrong with it, but I'm curious. 

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