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Children larger than previous generations

Study about British children shows that this generation in many ways greater than the last one. The children are longer but also thicker.

The researchers studied the size of 2500 children aged between four and seventeen years and compared it with the size of children in 1978. They used a 3D body scan. The results show that the children today are much longer and more robust.

The girls are on average two inches taller than their parents were as children. Their waist is up to eight inches taller. The boys are four inches longer and three inches thick.

“The increase in waist size since 1978. shows that children have become fatter”, says researcher Richard Barnes. “But the increase in size and scope of the chest showed that the children over the years have grown in different ways.”
The research was initiated by garment manufacturers. They intend to adjust their collection based on the research results.