Does Milk Help Promote Growth?


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While there are still many ongoing studies, dairy products, like milk, have been found to have the strongest correlation with height growth, as reported by a recent paper published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. In the study, participants who drank more than three servings of milk per day grew approximately 0.11 inches taller each year than participants who drank less than one serving.

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Height growth has been correlated with dairy protein rather than dairy fat. The study also tested for the relationship that nondairy animal protein and vegetable protein has on height growth, of which there does not seem to be any correlation at all.

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