An economist named John Komlos did a study regarding the correlation between standards of living and body size that will be released by NHANES. Supposedly, everyone is getting taller…but Black women who are getting SHORTER. We average 5’4″ now, but in the 1960′s we averaged 5’5″. Generally, mankind gets taller with each generation unless there is “war or famine.” White women are getting taller, so why are we shrinking?
Komlos believes it is tied in some way to our high rate of obesity…I think it also may be due to high stress and/or socioeconomic conditions. Let’s get it together ladies… [washingtonpost.com]