Poor diet: Children 20 cm shorter, as a result, the analysis says By reporter Smitha MundasadHealth

It is reported that in 2019 the highest boys of 19 years old living in the Netherlands (183.8cm or 6 feet) and the shortest lived in Timor (160.1cm or 5 feet 3 inches).

Meanwhile, the overall height of the Uk fell, with 19-year-old children being 39th highest in 2019 (1.78mo 5 feet 10 inches) 28 higher in 1985.

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researchers say that tracking changes in height and weight of children around the world and over time is important because it can reflect the quality of nutrition available, and how are healthy environments for young people.

The team analyzed data from more than 65 million children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years from more than 2000 studies between 1985 and 2019.

found that in 2019, on average, children and adolescents in northwestern and central Europe (for example, those in the Netherlands and Montenegro) were the highest in the world. <. P> Meanwhile, the 19-year-old they were, on average, the shortest lived in South and Southeast Asia, Latin America and East Africa The analysis suggests that in 2019: Css-1pzprxn- BulletListContainermargin-left: 1.5rem; css-1pzprxn-BulletListContainer on average 19 years old children in Lao were the same height (5 feet 4 inches or 162.8cm) and 13 years old children in the Netherlands.

  • A 19-year-old girls in Guatemala, Bangladesh, Nepal and East Timor were the same average height as Dutch girls of 11 years old (about 152 cm or 5 feet).
  • In the UK, 19-year-old children had an average height of 178.2cm (5 feet 10 inches), and 163.9cm (5 feet 5 inches) girls.
  • the biggest improvements in the average height of children in the last 35 years were observed in China and South Korea.
  • However, in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, average heights were unchanged or reduced since 1985. gain healthy weight

    The study also examined BMI children, a measure that helps to indicate whether a person is a healthy weight for your height.

    The researchers found older teens with the highest body mass index lived in the islands of the Pacific, Middle East, USA and New Zealand.

    Meanwhile, 19-year-old with the lowest BMI lived in the countries of South Asia, such as India and Bangladesh.

    Researchers estimate in general terms that the difference between the country with the lowest and the highest body mass in the study was equivalent to about 25 kg (13 lbs 3NT). In some countries children reached a rate of healthy body mass at age five, but were likely to be overweight at the time they were 19.

    While researchers acknowledge that genetics plays an important role especially children height and weight, they say when it comes to the health of entire populations, nutrition and the environment are key.

    They also argue that global nutrition policies mostly focus on children under five, but their curricula suggest more attention needs growth patterns of older children is provided.

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    Dr. Andrea Rodríguez Martínez, of the Imperial College London, one of the principal investigators, said weights and heights in childhood and adolescence have healthy lifetime benefits for the welfare of people.

    She said: "Our results should encourage policies that increase the availability and reduce the cost of nutritious food as this will help children grow tall without gaining excess weight for height

    "these initiatives include food stamps to nutritious food for low-income families, free school meals and healthy. "

    For its part, Professor Alan Dangour, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said it was a unique and powerful analysis

    adding.: "for the first time, this global analysis has focused on the growth of children and adolescents in school age and identifies that governments around the world are not doing enough to ensure that children enter adulthood in g

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