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South Koreans are getting taller, obesity rates up among men, government study says

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  • A survey conducted by the The Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy's National Institute of Technology and Standards evaluating the body mass indexes (BMI) of Korean populations found that half of Korean men are considered obese.
  • The survey results, released on March 30, also showed that the average height of Korean men and women has increased over the past 40 years.
  • The average BMI for Korean men rose to 24.9.
  • The survey results also showed that the average height increased by 2.5 inches among men and 2.1 inches for women.

A survey conducted in South Korea found that the average heights of Korean men and women, as well as the obesity rate among men, have increased over the past 40 years.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy’s National Institute of Technology and Standards conducted the “8th Korean Human Body Size Survey,” released on March 30, analyzing the weights and heights of the country’s population by gender. 

Chinese Boy Jumps 1,000 Times a Day for a Year to Be Taller, Still Shortest in Class

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While there haven’t been any real scientific studies on the relationship between jumping and height, many Asian parents still believe that forcing their children “jump more” can make them grow taller.

Such is the case of a couple in China who encouraged their 12-year-old son to jump 1,000 times a day under the assumption that it would increase his height.