The Ancient Historian

Ancient history, mountaineering, cycling and other outside adventures

New study on male stature/disease correlation

An interesting new study published in the advanced online version of Oxford Economic Papers by Timothy J. Hatton (Essex University) is fascinating. In a bit more than a century, from 1879-1980, average heights of males in Europe (15 western European countries) increased 11 cm! The author’s main conclusion is that the improvement in the disease environment ( examining infant mortality) is the single most important factor.

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