It may not surprise you to hear that the physical status of the modern day humans does not look good compared to the way humans presented in ancient times. We have so much trouble on our heads that there is not much time for the body to grow in a wonderful way. Sure, it has become a common thing to go to the gym after work or in your free time and the greens are trying to convince us that the lives that we lead will not get us too much satisfaction when we are older. Still, most of the people do not have the time to pay attention to the way in which their bodies evolve, blaming it and in many times legitimately on the other priorities of their lives. Recently, a new study has shown that this is a situation which has looked like that for a long time now. Our bones are weaker than they used to be, says the most recent report on the matter.
The new study has compared the bones of the modern day humans to the ones of people who lived around 33,000 years in the past. While our ancestors` bones where strong and heavy, ours have become light and weak. Christopher Ruff, one of the researchers who have led the study has said in a statement that there have been clues that the human bones decreased in strength and mass for long. Still, Ruff added, the cause of such thing was not identified. At least, until now.
The scientists responsible for the recent study have used bones originating from Europe within their investigation. Analyzing two large bones from the feet and one from the arms, the researchers were able to find out whether the decrease in strength was caused by mobility or appeared for another reason.
“By analyzing many arm and leg bone samples from throughout that time span, we found that European humans’ bones grew weaker gradually as they developed and adopted agriculture and settled down“
Christopher Ruff has said in a statement. He added that the passing to ages of urbanization also played an important role in our bones becoming lighter and weaker.
It looks like the most significant decrease in the strength of our bones happened in the period of time between the Mesolithic, around 10,000 years ago and the Roman Empire era, nearly 2,500 years in the past.
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