Journal of the World Health Nutrition Association, Volume 3, Number 2, March 2011

Commentary. Human growth, height, size: Reasons to be small

Thomas T. Samaras


This paper warns of the worldwide dangers related to increasing growth and body size.
Samaras explores the impact of increasing body size on performance, intelligence, the environment, resource consumption, and fiscal costs. Numerous examples of his findings are illustrated.

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Townsend Letter - February/March 2008

Increasing Human Body Size and Its Physical and Environmental Ramifications

by Thomas T. Samaras, and Jonn Desnoes, OMD, MD, PhD


This article reviews various factors related to increasing body size and its impact on chronic disease and longevity. The health and environmental impacts of high birth weight, rapid growth, early maturation, early adiposity, and adult obesity are also covered. Additionally, the biological mechanisms that produce the differences in longevity between tall and short people are identified and explained.

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