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آخر تحديث:  الخميس، 31 مارس/ آذار، 2011، 15:51 GMT
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Today Alice joins Reda to talk about tall people.

There has always been research suggesting that tall people earn more, are more attractive and even happier.

A new book by Professor Sir Roderick Foud called ‘The Changing Body’ looks at the changes is height of people around the world over the past 200 years.

It points out that a person’s height is all dependent on genetics, whether our ancestors were tall or not, as well as how well nourished we were as children.

In the programme, we hear Professor Foud say that height is a very good measure of the standard of living of individuals and groups within a population.

There are also controversial findings in his study. It suggests that being tall can actually make a person more productive or even more intelligent!

Proof of this, is the link between populations where people are very tall and GDP, or, Gross Domestic Product.

Professor Foud seems to believe that this is an optimistic story about the future of the world, and that if we feed our children properly, they will be happier and live longer!

This nutrition fact is especially important with infants up to the age of 2 – if they are well nourished for those first two years, they are very likely to grow tall.

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Genetics
علم الوراثة

Ancestors
أسلاف

Well nourished

Controversial
مثير للجدل

Productive
منتج/ مثمر

Intelligent
ذكي

Gross Domestic Product
الناتج المحلي الاجمالي

Optimistic

متفائل

Nutrition

تغذية
Infants
أطفال

Well nourished
تغذية جيدة يحصل على

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