The Relationship between Stature and Insolation: Evidence from Soldiers and Prisoners

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Carson, Scott Alan;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munich
  • Subject: USA | I10 | Klima | Gesundheit | stature, insolation vitamin D | Anthropologie | Kriegsgefangene | stature | insolation vitamin D | Weiße
    • jel: jel:I10
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: humanities

Nineteenth century white US statures varied with nutrition, disease exposure, and the physical environment. An additional explanation for stature growth is vitamin D production. Vitamin D is produced internally by the synthesis of cholesterol and sunlight in the epiderm... View more
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