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Why Will Our Kids Be Taller Than Us ?
« on: 25/11/2008 12:53:06 »
Dearest Ewe Lot,

It is generally considered that your children will be taller than ewe. Something of the factor of 1-5%. As I said, it's a generalisation that seems to be borne true (I do like the Bourne films..do ewe ?)

Look, here are some tall kids !




Tall eh ?..the parents are there too....in their backpacks !

So, why is it generally considered that your kids (in most cases) will be taller than ewe ?

Ewe see.. I just don't know !

I'll ask Neda our Bulgarian cleaner when she turns up in fifteen minutes but she'll probably just giggle and say " Yes please I think Mr Neil " like she always does. I don't think that will be the answer !

So..whajafink ?


Thanking Ewe

Hugs and Shmishes

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« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2008 22:33:46 »
My guess is better nutrition, easier lifestyle.

It has been shown that the nutritional habits of pregnant women reflect on their unborn baby's health later in life. I would suggest that height is probably linked, though more likely nutrition at birth and on has more of an effect.
We (collectively the western world) are never short of a drop of milk to give to our kiddies, making strong healthy bones. Do children in countries where milk is harder to obtain show the same strength in height?
We also don't load them (children) up with grains and water to carry home (well, I do that on weekends and race them, but that's another story) Lack of load on growing bones helps them to grow stronger and longer.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 26/11/2008 04:44:00 »
Lack of load on growing bones helps them to grow stronger.

Not according to NASA ...

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The osteoporosis (bone loss) which develops in microgravity is one of the greatest hurdles to an extended human presence in space. A recently published study of International Space Station crewmembers found that, on average, they lost bone density in the hip at the rate of 1.6 to 2.7 percent per month, a serious and unacceptable consequence for a crew during transit to Mars. Earth-based human and animal studies have demonstrated that extremely low magnitude mechanical loading, if imposed at a high frequency, can inhibit bone loss in the load-bearing skeleton.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/experiments/VIBE.html
 

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« Reply #3 on: 26/11/2008 07:58:38 »
I think it has alot to do with genetics. If your parents have 29" inside leg jeans and you have 31" inside leg jeans then you must be taller than your parents or your jeans will drag along the floor.

In the instance you have shown above, it may have more to do with trousers (US pants) than jeans.


Ahhh! I seem to have got my jeans and my genes in a bit of a muddle......
 

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« Reply #4 on: 26/11/2008 17:39:35 »
My guess is better nutrition, easier lifestyle.

It has been shown that the nutritional habits of pregnant women reflect on their unborn baby's health later in life. I would suggest that height is probably linked, though more likely nutrition at birth and on has more of an effect.
We (collectively the western world) are never short of a drop of milk to give to our kiddies, making strong healthy bones. Do children in countries where milk is harder to obtain show the same strength in height?
We also don't load them (children) up with grains and water to carry home (well, I do that on weekends and race them, but that's another story) Lack of load on growing bones helps them to grow stronger and longer.

Thanks JnA. I can't vouch for countries in the "third world". This is why I needed to make it clear that it was a broad generalisation. Your nutritional idea seems absolutely valid and sound to me and I thank you for your comment. I was wondering if it was lifestyle or a genetic consequence.

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« Reply #5 on: 26/11/2008 17:43:19 »
Lack of load on growing bones helps them to grow stronger.

Not according to NASA ...

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The osteoporosis (bone loss) which develops in microgravity is one of the greatest hurdles to an extended human presence in space. A recently published study of International Space Station crewmembers found that, on average, they lost bone density in the hip at the rate of 1.6 to 2.7 percent per month, a serious and unacceptable consequence for a crew during transit to Mars. Earth-based human and animal studies have demonstrated that extremely low magnitude mechanical loading, if imposed at a high frequency, can inhibit bone loss in the load-bearing skeleton.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/experiments/VIBE.html

Great info as always..Thanks RD
 

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« Reply #6 on: 26/11/2008 17:44:03 »
I think it has alot to do with genetics. If your parents have 29" inside leg jeans and you have 31" inside leg jeans then you must be taller than your parents or your jeans will drag along the floor.

In the instance you have shown above, it may have more to do with trousers (US pants) than jeans.


Ahhh! I seem to have got my jeans and my genes in a bit of a muddle......

Best pair of jeans I ever bought was ASDAS Value range at 3 !!..they are great !!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 26/11/2008 18:19:59 »
This is a completely unresearched comment on my part, but I have heard tidbits floating around the global mind that it could have to do with growth hormones in our animal food products and things of that nature.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 28/11/2008 03:16:45 »
Isn't it to do with the environmantal factors??
 

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« Reply #9 on: 13/04/2009 04:20:34 »
Actually, the load on our bones helps them to grow, so lower gravity probably wouldn't help.

Also, not everyone is getting taller - Black American women are getting smaller as a result of their diets, and the average height of Americans is decreasing too, although some of that may be due to nutrition rather than natural evolution :)
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/04/2009 05:28:46 »
Interesting. :)
I didn't know about the Americans getting shorter. :o
 

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« Reply #11 on: 13/04/2009 07:22:01 »
Because they are developed :P
 

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« Reply #12 on: 14/04/2009 05:51:31 »
So is that why I am big busted and have large muscled calves  and upper thighes? loland I am only 5' 2 and 1/2 inches tall.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 14/04/2009 08:41:20 »
Hmmm odd, I read somewhere that the average height of Americans is now 2.5 in. taller than at the end of the civil war.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/04/2009 09:11:00 »
 

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« Reply #15 on: 14/04/2009 20:12:12 »
Hmmm odd, I read somewhere that the average height of Americans is now 2.5 in. taller than at the end of the civil war.

 I am 5 and 12 inches taller then my Sister. she is about 4 ft. 9 inches inches tall. my oldest sister is about 5'4 or 5. My mom was my height &..my brother Tim is about  5' 9 or 10.. my half sister  is about 5 '7 Like My 5 '7in. Daughter. My sons are all about Bobs hieght..5' 10 , youngest 5' 8 or 9 same for John.... 
 

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« Reply #16 on: 15/04/2009 08:05:23 »
I don't get all this feet business. Is it just me? :)
 

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« Reply #17 on: 15/04/2009 11:11:53 »
12 inher per foot,  1 foot is a unit of measure equaling 12 inches per foot.... about the length af an average foot. get it?
 

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« Reply #18 on: 15/04/2009 11:13:19 »
And you karen? How much  taller are you than your kids.....
 

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« Reply #19 on: 15/04/2009 11:20:42 »
They are all 5 to 8 inches taller then me...I am a shorty!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 15/04/2009 11:21:19 »
I am 2 feet taller than my parents!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

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« Reply #21 on: 15/04/2009 11:24:25 »
I am shorter then my own parents also.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 15/04/2009 11:25:38 »
My height is 6.7 and my parents are just 5.1 :) :) :) :)
 

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« Reply #23 on: 15/04/2009 11:34:38 »
Shrunk
Ya!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 

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« Reply #24 on: 15/04/2009 11:35:22 »
Shrunk
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