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Children Who Drink Milk Alternatives Are Shorter Than Consumers of Cow’s Milk

As consumption of cow milk declines, new research shows that a three-year-old who drank three cups per day could be nearly two centimeters taller than a child who consumed other types of milk.

Published On 06/08/2017
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I I n the past few years, cow milk consumption across North America has significantly decreased.  More and more people are replacing cow milk with non-dairy plant or nut alternatives, either for medical reasons or because it’s perceived to be healthier. American milk consumption has dwindled from more than 30 gallons of milk per person each year in the 1970s, to about 18 gallons of milk today.