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You obviously don't need to be tall to be an all-star. You can be 6-foot-6 like pitcher Chris Sale (L), 6-foot-2 like outfielder Mike Trout (C) or 5-foot-5 like second baseman Jose Altuve (R). Most societies have grown taller over the past century, but the rate in places with poor health and access to food has declined or plateaued. Dennis Poroy/Getty Images hide caption

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Simon: Maybe We Should Eat Better If We're To Be Taller

Height is not accomplishment or character, Scott Simon writes, but the authors of a recent study caution that height can be related to health.

You obviously don't need to be tall to be an all-star. You can be 6-foot-6 like pitcher Chris Sale (L), 6-foot-2 like outfielder Mike Trout (C) or 5-foot-5 like second baseman Jose Altuve (R). Most societies have grown taller over the past century, but the rate in places with poor health and access to food has declined or plateaued. Dennis Poroy/Getty Images hide caption

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Simon: Maybe We Should Eat Better If We're To Be Taller

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7 Foot Man Adam Sandler
Emeralds Bear's Den
Ipcress File John Barry
Red Earth & Pouring Rain Bear's Den
Gathering Data Hollywood Studio Symphony

Composer John Powell, in a photo taken by his late wife Melinda Lerner. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In The Sounds Of Jason Bourne's World, A Story Of Creation And Loss

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Dentist!
Savoy Truffle Ryohei Kanayama
Só danço samba Vinicius Cantuária
Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Pts. 4-6: Thunder, Light
Place in the Sun Lee Sang Eun

Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn play suburban moms Kiki, Amy and Carla in Bad Moms. Michele K. Short/STX Productions hide caption

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Kristen Bell On 'Bad Moms': 'It Was The Funniest Script I Had Ever Read'

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Bill Monroe's Estate Sale: The Stuff Of Bluegrass Legend

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