Women of the future will be shorter, fatter and he althier, according to futurologists.
Women of the future will be shorter, fatter and he althier, according to futurologists. The human race continues to evolve
Some biologists believe that the human race should no longer evolve. Life becomes more and more full, a person does not fight for survival, his he alth and long life are strengthened. Consequently, the main law of evolution, in which, as you know, only the strongest survive, is no longer relevant.
But Yale biology professor Steven Stearns, an expert on evolutionary processes, has found evidence that our bodies continue to change over time anyway. In particular, this applies to characteristics such as height and weight.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Stearns studied 14,000 medical records of residents of the town of Framingham (Massachusetts) from 1948 to the present day. In particular, it was possible to notice that in 2,248 women, such indicators as height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and some others directly depended on the number of children they had.
Shorter and heavier women gave birth to more children than "light" and tall women. And children, as a rule, are similar in size to their parents. Using a simple arithmetic calculation, you can easily guess whose line will eventually prevail and be in the majority. This is a clear example of evolution.
If this trend continues, then by 2409 the average height of a woman will decrease by 2 centimeters, and the average weight will increase by 1 kg against the current ones. The woman of the future will give birth to her first child on average 5 months earlier than now. And menopause will be pushed back by 10 months.