Poor Nutrition Among School Children Could Cause 20 cm Height Difference
Imperial College London recently made an international analysis of school children’s height and weight and teenagers from different countries. This study was published in the journal, The Lancet.
There were 65 participants in the study from 193 countries aged 5 to 19 years old. The researchers found out that their height and weight, which indicate the quality of the food they eat, differ significantly.
Among the 19-year old participants, there was a 20-cm gap between the tallest and shortest countries. This shows an 8-year growth difference for girls and a 6-year growth difference for boys.
For example, the study…