A nation that has produced sumo wrestlers for hundreds of years cannot have grown taller merely by abandoning a vegetarian diet as was suggested by Peter Popham (Modern Times, 8 January). A more plausible explanation is simply prosperity, which means that people are better fed than before. However, by adopting a meat diet, Japan has succumbed to meat-related diseases. Ironic, given that millions of people in the West are giving up meat and becoming vegetarians for health reasons.

NITIN MEHTA
Croydon, Surrey

Total Page Visits: 556 - Today Page Visits: 2

Pin It on Pinterest