The secular variation of biological anthropology tend to assess the degree of socio-economic development that is why nations try hard to achieve better secular trends of growth. Taller height has been often described as a sign of social status and privilege, therefore it became a personal as well as a society wish. Samaras emphasized that with healthful nutrition and lifestyles and good medical aid , shorter people are less likely to suffer from age-related chronic diseases and more likely to succeed in advanced ages. Nevertheless, taller height has been often described as a sign of social status and privilege, therefore it became a personal as well as a society wish. Generally, in the last decades, stature tends to stabilize; however, weight continues to grow causing overweight to take pandemic forms in developed countries. Given that nutrition and genetics are the main determinants of height trends and since maximum genetic potential can be restrained by many environmental factors; nutrition became a sole player.
Published Date: 2020-09-17;