People in the Netherlands are getting shorter but they are still the tallest nation on the planet.
A new study shows that Dutch men born in 2001 were about 0.39 inches shorter than those born in 1980. Women born in 2001 were 0.55 inches shorter than those born in 1980. The 1980 generation was the tallest on record. Men averaged 6 feet in 1980, which is a whole 3.3 inches taller than Dutch men born in 1930.
Experts say that immigration from “shorter” countries is partly to blame. Less-tall immigrants come in, mate with tall Dutch people and have less-tall children. However, people with only Dutch ancestors are also shorter, however slightly.
Experts say that this could also be due to the popularity of plant-based diets.