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--- Dana Dorsett <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> The population IS taller now than in 1974 (but I doubt it's enough to
> make up that difference)- the numbers in the article may be overly
> pessimistic if the study cited was not controlled for height (might have
> been, but we'll never find out by reading reuters' article.)

Actually there was a recent study in the NYTimes that said the opposite, that Americans have
become  statistically fatter and shorter. I cant find the full text, but the author is Paul
Krugman. 

Jerm




       
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