Czech women among the world’s tallest, study finds

Height is associated with increased wealth and success, the study’s authors claim – nice work Czech ladies!

By BOHEMIST STAFF

PRAGUE –  Czechs have experienced one of the greatest growth spurts of the 21st Century, a new study published on eLife claims.

The study looked at how different nations had literally grown over the last 100 years, with the greatest growth spurts occurring in South Korea and Iran.

The study found that the tallest women live in Latvia, the Netherlands, Estonia and Czech Republic, with average height surpassing 168 cm, creating a 20 cm global gap in women’s height.

Czech men didn’t do so badly either, claiming the number 10 tallest in the world position, growing up from the 25th at the beginning of the century.

“Being taller is associated with enhanced longevity, and higher education and earnings,” the study’s authors said. “There is also evidence that taller people on average have higher education, earnings, and possibly even social position.”

We hope shoe manufacturers and importers in the Czech Republic heed the results and start bringing in some bigger sizes! We’d also take jeans with a longer leg, thanks.

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