Why are we bigger than we have ever been before?



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    The primary reason for this is attributable to increases in nutritional and medicinal qualities.  Malnutrition was a major problem during the middle ages into the late 1800s.  People in western countries relied on a few staple commodity crops like potatoes and wheat.  These crops provided the calories but not the nutritional value needed to sustain normal growth throughout childhood.  Children also performed a lot of physical labor, thereby stunting growth development.  Pollution and disease also played a factor in determining height.

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