A skeleton of a strange dwarf found in the interior of China
If you do not know, then dwarfism in people is a disease called Laron`s syndrome. This disease has heredity, and if someone has a height not exceeding 147 cm, then at the time to think, not a single person? The thing is that the growth hormone that is produced in the human body does not affect the growth of bone and muscle tissue in the proper amount. If this happens, then this is a clear deviation or disease. Dwarfs were at all times and under all rulers, even King Arthur had a court dwarf. But still there were not so many of them in the entire history of mankind, because so far only 40 skeletons of not tall people have been excavated. Maybe there is more, but science is not yet aware of this. Dwarfism, as it turns out, is different and most of the found skeletons can be attributed to chondrodystrophy. This is a variant of dwarfism in which the body is as it is, but the arms and legs are short.
In China, on the contrary, they recently found a dwarf who had all parts of his body reduced
, he was normal in size, but his whole body was reduced
In more detail, scientists about this find spoke on the pages of the scientific journal International Journal of Paleopathology.
They dug up a small Chinese man near the Yellow River, along with other skeletons that were buried about 3300 years ago. The dwarf was buried with his arms folded behind his back, and all normal people were put into the graves with his arms folded across his chest. Scientists still cannot understand what prompted funeral traditions, because dwarfs were always loved and did not see anything hostile in them.
Having measured the dwarf`s bones, the scientists came to the conclusion that they are unrealistically short, thin and fragile. Examination of the teeth showed that the person was an adult. He died with his death or he was killed, science is silent about this. But it is precisely clear that the dwarf suffered from unusual dwarfism, it is a species proportional to dwarfism. The whole body is proportionally reduced
, the dwarf is the same in proportion to the body as adults, but everything is several times reduced
. A similar anomaly is extremely rare among people, so science has come to grips with this topic.
Active discussions are underway about what caused this developmental anomaly. Perhaps something happened to the pituitary gland in childhood. Scientists do not exclude that it is possible that something happened with the hormonal system and that the person simply did not grow up, but grew old.
If in childhood there is a malfunction in the pituitary gland and the thyroid gland, then this is fraught with the extinction of the cognitive abilities of a person and the entire functional as a whole. It is possible that something like this happens when iodine is not enough in the diet.
The Chinese in the mountains really eat poorly, in their diet there are few foods with iodine. Hypothyroidism is often diagnosed.
Dwarfs in the past in the vast expanses of big China did not have a hard time in life, ancient treatises describe the attitude towards them as positive, they did not belittle dwarfs and did not scoff at them. What really was in the distant past that God alone knew, but so far he has not opened his knowledge base to all comers.
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