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Size matters: Swedes grow taller and wider

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Swedes are getting taller and heavier, according to new research. Today’s Swedish women are two centimetres taller and three kilos heavier than women thirty years ago.

 

The findings are part of a survey of the size of the Swedish population being carried out by IFP Research. The survey is intended to help companies adapt their products to suit the average Swede. Car manufacturers and clothing retailers are among those expected to benefit from the results.

 

IFP Research is measuring 4,000 Swedes, and although the project is not yet finished, some patterns have started to emerge.

 

“We have become taller and heavier compared with when we first carried out this survey [in the 1970s]” said IFP’s Håkan Damberg to news agency TT.

 

A spokesman for carmaker Volvo said that it was important to know the average size of the population so that car seats could be made comfortable.

 

Exact figures for men have not yet been revealed, but figures from the Swedish National Service Administration, which every year takes detailed measurements of each potential Swedish conscript, show that men are also getting taller and heavier.

 

In 1975, the average potential conscript was 178.6 centimetres tall and weighed 68.3 kilos. Last year the average height was up 1.6 centimetres to 180.2 cm, and the average weight was up 6.4 kilos to 74.7.

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Good Evening To You, My Gentle Friends,

 

Moi of No Opinions has a tiny thought . . .

 

I'm sure that, unfortunately for us American women, we are also growing taller and wider - much wider . . .

 

Oh dear . . .

 

Oh well . . . So much for wider girths . . .

 

Please pass the chocolates . . .

 

Have an absolutely splendiferous evening . . . forthwith . . .

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Good Evening To You, My Gentle Friends,

 

Moi of No Opinions has a tiny thought . . .

 

Now, wait, wait, I am 5 feet 3 inches tall, but ( * blushes * ) the weight issue shall remain untouched, thank you very much . . .

 

SO, Oh Yes, Thank Heaven I found someone else who LOVES Chocolate . . .

 

O.K., I brought the Tea, who brought the Chocolate . . .

 

Sir Vali, what kind of Chocolate do You LOVE?

 

Have an absolutely splendiferous evening . . . forthwith . . .

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Ohhh I like dark chocolate smile.gif It feels... so ahhh...

 

But any chocolate, as long as its not white.

 

I also love these, you know, boxes you buy with different types of "posh" chocolate bits. You buy these as gifts. Their tastes are such an ambrosiac!

 

And you know what I drink? Hot Chocolate smile.gif

 

Some milk, cocoa and sugar. Heat it up and you have something devine to drink.

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Good Evening To You, My Gentle Friends,

 

Moi of No Opinions has a tiny thought . . .

 

Sir Vali, I must tell You that Hot Chocolate is simply divinely my favourite drink - next to tea, that is . . .

 

I HAVE to have my tea . . . DO NOT TOUCH THE TEA!!!

 

However, we must not jump to conclusions, here . . .

 

NOW, back to the chocolate . . .

 

Dark chocolate . . . Oh My . . . .

 

And, as You said, those divine boxes of choices of chocolater . . . Oh Dear . . .

 

Oh Welll . . .

 

At least we love Chocolate . . .

 

Have an absolutely splendiferous evening . . . forthwith . . .

 

 

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Good Evening To You, Your Majesty,

 

Moi of No Opinions has a tiny thought . . .

 

My favourite brand of Tea is Twining's English Breakfast Tea . . .

 

My favourite brand of Chocolate is - actually, I don't have a favourite BRAND - but I LOVE Nestle's Special Dark Chocolate . . .

 

And Hot Chocolate - Oh Please - Next to Tea, that is SO good . . .

 

Have an absolutely splendiferous evening . . . forthwith . . .

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