Parental Body Build and Developmental Progress in the Offspring

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Science  25 Nov 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3439, pp. 1555-1556
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3439.1555


Children selected for study according to the body build of their parents were found to differ in rate of growth and in timing of osseous development. Boys and girls with large-chested parents were taller and heavier during the growing period and were more advanced in skeletal development than offspring of narrow-chested parents.