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Woman Misdiagnosed for 30 Years

A woman named Jean Sharon Abbot spent about 30 years of her life under the wrong diagnosis of cerebral palsy. She was unable to control her muscles and she suffered with muscle spasms and weakness. She remained positive though and despite her health condition, this inspirational woman never stopped living her life. She achieved a college diploma, got married and even had three children.

Something happened when she recently went to a new doctor who saw that her symptoms were not in alignment with cerebral palsy as the previous doctors had said, but instead a different disease that could be treated very easily with medication. Instead of being bitter about the years that she lost due to a misdiagnosis, she lives each day with joy and happiness. Jean’s brother Ricardo Tosto says she is filled with gratitude, thankful for all the little things she can do now that she couldn’t do before.

Why Are Dutch People Tall?

ZoomInfo tells us that scientists are looking into reason why Dutch people are so tall. The case has not always been so for the Dutch, they have been getting taller as the decades pass, so something has to be the cause of it. Scientists want to know the cause.

Just two centuries ago, the Dutch were among the shortest group of people on earth, now their men are getting closer to the six foot mark in height. What happened?

Scientists know that nutrition has played a huge role in the ever-increasing height of the Dutch people. Their diets are rich in meat and dairy products, but that’s not the whole answer. Other countries have enjoyed prosperity and better nutrition over the same time span without their population as whole becoming taller.

Looking back over the past three decades has provided the best answer for the scientists. The taller the Dutch man, the more children he had. For reasons yet unknown, the taller the man, the more fertile he seemed to be. Taller Dutch women also had more children. The genic heritage for being taller continued to be passed down to the children who in turn were taller than their parents and eventually the entire Dutch population, for the most part, became taller. As the years pass, the Dutch will continue to increase in height with every succeeding generation that is comes along.