Overweight & Obesity

Average American 15 pounds heavier than 20 years ago

(HealthDay)—There's no doubt about it: Americans are getting heavier and heavier. But new U.S. estimates may still come as a shock—since the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional ...

Overweight & Obesity

Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people's height

If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia. And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ...

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Evolution pushes on as European men grow taller

A new study shows that the average height of European men has increased by nearly 11cm since the 1870s. Museum human origins expert Prof Chris Stringer explains why height fluctuates over time.

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