Children born in this century are growing faster Today’s Video of the Day from the University of Missouri School of Medicine describes a study which found that children are now reaching full maturity faster than they did 20 years ago.
According to the researchers, children born in this century have bones that stop growing nearly 7 months earlier in boys and 10 months earlier in girls.
Study co-author Dr. Dana Duren explained that this does not mean that kids today are shorter, but that there is a new standard for how fast children will grow and when they will reach their full height.
The study is published in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: University of Missouri