When I visit my hometown, I see giant people climb out of giant cars (or SUVS, mostly). Here, in Busan, but also in Korea generally, I see slim people and the younger they are – to young adulthood – the taller they are.
While I don’t have any news about how or why the generation entering the workforce is the tallest I’ve seen in Korea (I figure it is the increased amount of protein in their diets), I just read an interesting post about land-use in cities correlated to obesity. The results aren’t startling, but until a test or two are done, it isn’t really known.
In “Walking and Obesity: the City Life and the Country Life“, Sci reports on a journal article that tracked 10,000 people in and around Atlanta, Georgia.