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Progress Stops Here

Researchers say humans will not be living longer or getting stronger



TAKE A LOOK AROUND, BECAUSE THIS MAY BE AS good as it gets. Some researchers think the human race has reached its physical peak and we may only go down from here, thanks to environmental problems.

For a study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, a team of French scientists analyzed 120 years’ worth of records and research to gauge the varying pace of changes in human height, athletic performance and life span. They note that while there was a surge in improvements in all three areas in the 20th century that mirrored industrial, medical and scientific advances, the pace of those advances has slowed significantly in recent years.

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