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Old 04-02-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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further south, get shorter

 
Old 04-02-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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i am half japanese and i am 5'10" tall. i have light brown almond shaped eyes and naturally curly auburn hair. i do have a small pug nose though. when living in florida people thought i was brazilian and when living in nyc people thought i mulatto.
my mom is about 4'11" tall and dad was 5'8" tall. mom from osaka and dad born in philly raised in brooklyn.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 11:01 PM
 
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As posted already, it is combination of genetics and diet. Even in the USA if one looks back a few generations, you find that people were shorter on average due to the poorer diet.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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We must remember, though, that height is not an indication of good health. When Asians come to the US and adopt our diet they also die at our rate.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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As posted already, it is combination of genetics and diet. Even in the USA if one looks back a few generations, you find that people were shorter on average due to the poorer diet.
no the people were shorter before they started to become more westernized and started eating the american GMO foods. this is why the asian people started becoming taller.
genetically modified asians.
 
Old 04-03-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: DC/NYC
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This is true and not just about asian countries either. People in the past in America actually had better diets and the fast food portions were smaller than they are now where everything is jumbo size. People live longer with good eating habits, excercise, and modern and homeopathic medicine which people in past generations lacked.
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no the people were shorter before they started to become more westernized and started eating the american GMO foods. this is why the asian people started becoming taller.
genetically modified asians.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 01:40 AM
 
Location: South Korea
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I'm in South Korea and Koreans are definitely pretty tall. I'm about 5'10 and many adult Koreans are as tall as me or almost as tall, including the women. Not many are taller though, unlike in the US where lots of guys are taller than me.
 
Old 04-04-2013, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Mount of Showing the Way
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'Genetically modified foods' and 'hormone drug', I do not want to eat.
 
Old 04-05-2013, 01:10 AM
 
Location: South Korea
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One of the biggest shocks I had moving to Korea was the height of Korean men my age. I'm 5'9" and I would say I am at best average height here, more realistically a bit below the average height for my generation. But it wouldn't be unusual to find a bus full of the 70+ crowd without a single person being much above 5".
 
Old 04-06-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Average height of South Korean males is over 5'9 now I think.
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