December 7, 2017
Humans may have reached their peak – and could soon start moving backward, a chilling new report has warned.
Experts analysed 120 years worth of historical information, and concluded maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance have been met.
In fact, they warn human impacts on the environment – including climate change – could mean we will soon never reach these limits again.
Published in Frontiers in Physiology, the review is the first of its kind spanning 120 years worth of historical information, while considering the effects of both genetic and environmental parameters.
It concluded there may be a maximum threshold to our biological limits that we cannot exceed.
‘These traits no longer increase, despite further continuous nutritional, medical, and scientific progress,’ said Professor Jean-François Toussaint from Paris Descartes University, France.
‘This suggests that modern societies have allowed our species to reach its limits.
‘We are the first generation to become aware of this’Rather than continually improving, we will see a shift in the proportion of the population reaching the previously recorded maximum limits.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:57 am