Average Heights of Indians for different states

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  1. Shaitan

    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    2001 study

    Tallest states for men (over 168 cm)
    1. Punjab
    2. Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala (tie)
    3. Haryana

    Tallest states for women (over 154cm)
    1. Jammu and Kashmir
    2. Haryana
    3. Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala (tie)
     
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    now average indian height 173cms for male
    163/164(not sure) for female
     
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    Nope. 5'5" -5'6" is the average height for Indians overall. Which. Sans 165-168. This for makes. For females it's about 5'2".
     
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    This is :bs:
    Kids these days are friggin Tall.
     
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    The present generation is way taller than 168 cm.

    Exactly.
     
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    Breaks the SDRE vs TFTA stereotype :troll:
     
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    ^^Not necessarily. It is well-known that Mallus are Aryans who somehow got displaced in the southern tip of India.
     
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    1. McCarrison's experiments showed the superiority of the Sikh diet over other Indian diets (Wheat diet over Rice diet)

    Within the same area of interest were the comparisons drawn by McCarrison between
    the growth rates and vital statistics of rats fed on good diets and bad diets. One of the
    good diets was the so-called Sikh diet, resembling that of the Hunzas whom he never
    forgot; this diet, composed mainly of whole wheat, milk and vegetables, became the
    stock diet of the thriving Coonoor rat colony. The poor diets, including one called
    the ‘poor Madrassi diet’ or ‘the poor rice-eater’s diet’ which was used in much
    subsequent work, produced opposite effects : a high infant mortality, poor growth,
    disease of various kinds and premature death
    http://journals.cambridge.org/downl...cover=Y&code=b2a4b84bc4899883954f7b01a59f9543

    I will try to reproduce some more of these findings.

    One can deduce that wheat eaters are generally sturdier and healthier than rice eaters.

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    2. One research proves that eating excessive wheat fiber burns through bodies vitamin d reserves, which makes the skin appear lighter. And it is also known that paler skin generates more vitamin d.


    Reduced plasma half-life of radio-labelled 25-hydr... [Br J Nutr. 1983] - PubMed - NCBI
    White skin & wheat? | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine

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    The current increase in height, is imo due to 2 reasons
    1. Excessive calories leading to maximal growth (this is not necessarily good for longevity)
    2. Hormones in food
     
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    I am > 6 feet tall and am lovin it :crusin:
     
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    I think rice is no good for growth. I personally eat rice only once or twice a month.
    If I m not mistaken excessive calories (rice) gives you a tummy, but sufficient protein and nutrients (for maintaining proper level of growth hormone) is what leads to proper height. The reason old people in India are short is coz they ate too much rice.
     
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    :troll: ....
     
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    Wow, are you really a South Indian! :shocked:

    But even I am cutting down on rice, and eating more whole wheat breads and noodles.
     
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    Back in the days in Kerala. They would only have rice without much sides. Like they would eat beef once a week. Now they have a proper diet, without just rice. Back then they barely had a complete diet.

    People in Kerala also eat a lot of meat. Especially us Christians and Muslims.

    Still, 5'6 is still short.
     
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    Yup. The thing is me and my roomies buy a big pack of basmati rice, they eat rice everyday but we make biryani about once or twice a month. That's the only time I eat rice :)
    Otherwise I buy chicken (cooked, just have to microwave), veggie blend from kroger (again, cooked eat directly), chapatis, paratas (both frozen), noodles, and of course milk :)yey:)
     
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    That's probably the reason why Keralites are taller than the other S. Indians according to the study, all that protein has to do something.
     
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    Brown rice is good, not white rice. White rice has almost all its nutrients removed.

    I think it also boils down to genetics. High-protein diets lead to maximal growth, and some South Indian or Bengali diets are likely higher in protein (higher fish intake) compared to North Indian ones. Wheat is a good source of protein as well, but not enriched wheat (maida). So I'm not sure if a wheat rich Punjabi diet would compensate for the lack of animal protein sources such as fish. Maybe the Aryan ancestry also has something to do with it.
     
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    Certainly genetics does play a part. I don't know about Punjabis, but I believe the rest of India is mixed, to an extent. So, the genes that play a part in inducing release of growth hormones may suddenly become active in a certain individual, which may lead to greater height provided the diet is rich and balanced.
    And no offense to any one, just putting it out there. I have noticed that Rajasthanis are particularly short. I mean they re well built and all, but I haven't personally seen one Rajasthani who is taller than me (1.79m). I'm not sure how the ancestry and genetics part, I'm just ignorant about genetics.
     
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    Are you telling us the maximum growth for keralites is 5'6? And will stay that way, because of more consumption of meat?

    You seriously don't think that average will go up to 5'9 as Kerala further develops?
     
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    The average height of a Japanese person like 80+ years ago was 5'3-4. Now it's 5'8-9.

    North Korea and South Korea started at like 5'4. But S. Koreans are now averaging at 5'9. N. Koreans height stayed at 5'4 for obvious reasons.
     
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    Merely eating meat won't help. One needs calcium as well. Milk is a good source of calcium.

    Rice is bad. Wheat is slightly better, but still bad. The best that I have personally tried so far is buck-wheat.
     

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