Here and here Americans are apparently getting shorter (and fatter) while Europeans are getting taller. Americans, who were once some of the tallest in the world are now actually getting shorter and are on average 1.5 inches shorter than Brits and 3 inches shorter than the Dutch (Worlds tallest), this gap is growing larger. Also rates of diseases such as diabetes, lung cancer and high blood pressure among Americans aged between 55 and 64 were up to twice as high as in the UK. Americans also have higher rates of heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. I imagine alot of this is to do with diet and lifestyle, but things are gonna need to change across the pond if this is to be sorted out. I know this is an ongoing issue and may annoy some people to talk about it, but some of those figures are scary, I didnt realise it was getting that bad over there. Any idea's on what the goverment needs to do to sort it, if anything?