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yes, i think it's the genes and the diet that has the most effect...http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional_di..._of_africa.html
Many traditional African foods are for sale at the Oyingbo Market in Hyattsville, Maryland—shrimp pastes, ogi flour (made from fermented millet), palm oil, dried shrimp and fish, peanuts, vegetables, liver and calves feet. But most of the shelf space is filled up with newfangled foods—BisQuick, Wesson oil, Cheerios, margarine, sugar, white bread, cookies, pasta and soft drinks. Only recent African immigrants buy the traditional items, the ones with the fine physiques and beautiful straight teeth. Younger Africans, and those who were born here, have opted for the displacing foods of modern commerce. . . and it shows. Their children are either thin or overweight and have narrow faces and crooked teeth. Modern medicine may palliate the numerous health problems that accompany such physical degeneration, but only a return to traditional foods and preparation techniques can ensure optimal health for future generations of Africans, both in America and in their home continent.
Most likely cause they don't eat all processed stuff like we do in developed countries. Really, most of the stuff you guys eat has refined wheat or high fructose corn syrup in it.