Why the high-life can shrink your arms

People living at high altitudes seem to have smaller arms...
04 July 2018
Presented by Katie Haylor


Pointed mountain covered in snow


People all around the world are living the high life. That’s to say, living their whole lives at high altitude. This lifestyle has an impact on their bodies, including upon how their bones grow. And one adaptation, Cambridge University’s Stephanie Payne has found, is to alter the relative lengths of the arms. Katie Haylor and Chris Smith found out more...


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