Men in Europe are taller than a century go

Last updated at 07:25
Graphic of change in height

A new study has found the average European man is 11 cm taller than a century ago.

Researchers at two universities studied the height of men in 15 European countries.

They believe the growth-spurt is down to improved health.

The study compared men's height between the mid-nineteenth century and 1980.

The research was published online in the journal Oxford Economic Papers.