European men are growing taller and research suggests that may be a reflection of better health.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in this edition of "Housecall for Health":

New research shows we're growing bigger and healthier. A study from the UK's University of Essex finds the average height of the average European man is nearly five inches taller than 140 years ago. Researchers say the results suggest an environment of improving health and a decrease in disease. The trend of having fewer children, which is linked to a taller stature, may also play a role.

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Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.