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Study: milk may make children grow too fast

October 23, 2010

A study of nearly 4,000 children that was recently published in the American Journal of Biology found that consumption of cow’s milk during ages 2  to 10 was associated with higher body mass index (BMI), even after controlling for calorie intake. In school-aged children specifically, cow’s milk intake was associated with greater weight but not greater height. The data came from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), an annual survey of health, diet and nutritional status of Americans.

Note that cow’s milk contains a number of growth factors that are designed to help calves increase their weight by a factor of eight within a year.


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