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If I don't feed my kids dairy, will they grow up to be shorter?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 01, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Loren Cordain recommends excluding dairy from kids diets, even though (as he states) there are growth hormones in milk that make them taller and larger than they otherwise would be. Since there are many positive correlates with height in our society, I'm curious about how much of a difference we are talking about. I'd especially be interested in any twin studies where one twin was raised with dairy and the other wasn't. Anyone know of any studies like that? Thanks.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 22, 2012
at 06:46 PM

+1 for being the first to suggest kids get HGH.... Now if I can only find a doctor to prescribe that I will have super athletes that can support me...

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on August 22, 2012
at 04:27 PM

@foreveryoung ... given your handle, now i'm curious as to how short you are! :)

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on June 25, 2012
at 05:13 AM

One more thing - the only dairy that Korean adjummas/adjussis consume on a regular basis as I know is cream in their coffee. And as for North Koreans - following your logic, they have started drinking less milk so they shrunk, right?

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on June 25, 2012
at 02:29 AM

@ Mambo - I disagree. I don't see Koreans drinking milk at all. And I see what they eat. I am yet to see at least one Korean kid drinking milk on a regular basis. So much for misinformation. Do you personally know any Koreans that drink milk? Because I don't, and I know a lot of Koreans.

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on June 25, 2012
at 01:34 AM

In fact, despite the improvement in height, milk's introduction is also tied to the onset of several common cancer types in East Asia, particularly prostate and breast cancer. All cancer rates, except liver cancer (which can be tied to the Korean fondness of cheap ethanol-derived alcohol), can be tied to milk and milk-derived beverages, ice cream, and sugar, which are universally added to milk, as lactose simply isn't sweet enough in these cultures. Know your facts before you start spouting them.

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

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on June 25, 2012
at 01:31 AM

You're spreading a lot of misinformation. Milk was introduced to East Asia and Korea in the 1950s. By 1970, it had become a staple beverage. By 1990s, when today's young adults would have been growing, milk and milk-derived products were widely consumed, sometimes even forcibly because of its correlation with height. You don't think the Asias, traditioanlly short people, are not on IGF1 as affecting growth spurts? In fact, by national campaign, milk drinking was almost mandatory in the 1980s. Protein has little to do with height improvement. It's the specific milk protein.

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on June 24, 2012
at 08:53 PM

I think as long as it's a high animal fat diet, the child will grow to its full potential. The fat doesn't have to come from dairy.

19acef0aed67ef8dc1118d8e74edb349

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on June 24, 2012
at 08:51 PM

I wonder about the genetic thing. My family: 3 children look just like mom, and they're also short like mom. 3 children look just like dad, and they're also tall like my dad. The order in which they were born, based on appearance: dad mom dad mom mom dad. We were fed a great diet, high in animal fats, offal, and all that good stuff. Milk only as young children, lots of aged cheese onwards (for breakfast, usually)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on June 24, 2012
at 12:54 PM

My American friends are getting about 500 euro per month. Maybe it is for two kids? Not sure. I will check with them. They make good money. That was a year ago, though.

326d927c5dd53f1a731ecfe75fdba571

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on June 24, 2012
at 12:40 PM

500 euro/month child support (kindertoeslag)? That's wrong (I'm Dutch). It's dependent on family income, and maxes out at 82 euro/month... http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertoeslag

326d927c5dd53f1a731ecfe75fdba571

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on June 24, 2012
at 12:40 PM

500 euro/month child support (kindertoeslag)? That's wrong (I'm Dutch). It's dependent on family income, and maxes out at 82 euro/month...

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 02, 2012
at 01:16 AM

What did he eat growing up? Please ask him!

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on May 02, 2012
at 12:01 AM

I drank more milk in my family than I can care to remember, a lot of it chocolate, a lot not(some vanilla..), and out of 10 or so cousins, I'm the smallest.

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:53 PM

In the case that one can't drink milk (lactose intolerance, A1 beta-casein intolerance, etc), I'd still recommend trying to get some pastured butter and goat cheese in the diet - my enamel has improved significantly since I became aware of K2.

Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:42 PM

Wonder what happened to my Dutch husband. He's 5'6". I live in a very Dutch community. I say genetics.

Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:37 PM

I drank raw milk by the gallon as a kid and was 13 1/2 when I got my first period. I have 4 girls. One lactose intolerant one who drank soy and rice milk got her first period at age 9. Second daughter was a milk drinker and got hers at age 11. Third drank rice milk and was 12. 4th drank regular milk and was 13. I've heard that girls are getting their cycles much earlier than in other generations. There are other factors. Using artificial means of birth control can be the cause of reproductive cancers and also lots of other problems. Lots of people never give that a second thought.

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:34 PM

And I drank tons of milk and ate tons of cheese, and I'm 3 inches shorter than both of my sisters, neither of whom enjoy dairy that much. (And I'm 1/2 Swedish and 5'4".)

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on May 01, 2012
at 08:50 AM

@Meeps, here are some fun reads: http://www.pnas.org/content/104/33/13232.full.pdf+html, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2608504/pdf/jnma00351-0021.pdf and http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320502025031

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:46 AM

As for my Korean actors - you don't even know them! Name one? And if you saw them, whether you are a girl or a guy, you would be speechless.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:45 AM

They eat lots of vegetables and fish - I know many Dutch people and they eat pretty healthy.

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:07 AM

I never drank milk up til now, but I am taller than my whole family. Still, I think I could have done better with the milk, especially with the success I have drinking it.

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:05 AM

Come on, Brad Pitt powns every one of these actors. I don't understand your talk about Dutch people : the Dutch eat lots, lots ,lots of dairy (especially cheese).

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:04 AM

HIIT and IF is *not* fun. Drinking milk is a lot of fun :).

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 01, 2012
at 05:57 AM

Lucky you! My parents said that they are tired of me obsessing about Korean culture :)

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on May 01, 2012
at 05:56 AM

I agree that there are probably other factors, not only dairy, that may be contributing to increased height and early development. I also grew to be 5'7", but I weigh now what I did in sixth fifth grade- about 135. Perhaps the combo of a sedentary, sad, SAD diet with all the conventional dairy is what was different for me.

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on May 01, 2012
at 05:30 AM

+1 for all of the Korean references... >_> My bias, since I'm half. Lol.

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on May 01, 2012
at 04:35 AM

"Of the foods/nutrients studied, dairy protein had the strongest association with height growth. These findings suggest that a factor in the nonlipid phase of milk, but not protein itself, has growth-promoting action in girls. (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009;18(6):1881–7)" http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/18/6/1881.abstract

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on May 01, 2012
at 04:33 AM

"In growing children, long-term avoidance of cow milk is associated with small stature and poor bone health. This is a major concern that warrants further study." http://www.ajcn.org/content/76/3/675.abstract?ijkey=2552533e77b682f8e30ac4602d3d24efe6468f75&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:50 AM

Yeah, I started at 11 and had pubic hair very early. I looked a couple years older than I was but thankfully didn't develop much of a 'rack' (ever) so didn't get too much of 'that' attention.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on May 01, 2012
at 03:47 AM

@Spacedog, I don't have an answer for you, just some advice. If you're going to give your kids dairy give them hormone free, organic, etc... The hormones in milk can really F a body up. Little kids (7) shouldn't have pubic hair. That's my N=1 anecdotal sharing.

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:44 AM

@foreveryoung, I'd like to see a paper or reference for that statement. Very intriguing!

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:25 AM

And as devil's advocate's lobbyist: I grew up detesting dairy (because I was unknowingly intolerant - duh). Grew up tallish (5'6) and didn't get my period until I was 15. Who knows?

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:52 AM

To play devil's advocate, or at least provide an opposing experience...I chugged milk through childhood and my early teen years like it was my job (pretty much all meals and with snacks, or as a snack) and wound up 5'7" and didn't get my first period until I was nearly 16. I was very, very slim...probably just enough body fat. I think there are too many other factors at play to pinpoint dairy.

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at 01:31 AM

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:44 AM

I was raised eating about 3 or 4 servings of conventional dairy every day from childhood through my teens. I had my first period when I was 10 years old, and this is much younger than any other women in my family. I looked like I was at least 16 when I was 12, and I generally see that as a bad thing. I've suspected some of my speedy development could be attributed to the high intake of dairy and other standard american animal proteins, and I've read that early menarche makes me more likely to develop some reproductive cancers.

I don't have any studies to cite at this moment, and I know height was your concern, but I thought this perspective might be worth considering as well.

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on May 01, 2012
at 05:56 AM

I agree that there are probably other factors, not only dairy, that may be contributing to increased height and early development. I also grew to be 5'7", but I weigh now what I did in sixth fifth grade- about 135. Perhaps the combo of a sedentary, sad, SAD diet with all the conventional dairy is what was different for me.

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:50 AM

Yeah, I started at 11 and had pubic hair very early. I looked a couple years older than I was but thankfully didn't develop much of a 'rack' (ever) so didn't get too much of 'that' attention.

A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:25 AM

And as devil's advocate's lobbyist: I grew up detesting dairy (because I was unknowingly intolerant - duh). Grew up tallish (5'6) and didn't get my period until I was 15. Who knows?

1296f5fecd084f101d7c5fbe013f07eb

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on May 01, 2012
at 01:52 AM

To play devil's advocate, or at least provide an opposing experience...I chugged milk through childhood and my early teen years like it was my job (pretty much all meals and with snacks, or as a snack) and wound up 5'7" and didn't get my first period until I was nearly 16. I was very, very slim...probably just enough body fat. I think there are too many other factors at play to pinpoint dairy.

Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:37 PM

I drank raw milk by the gallon as a kid and was 13 1/2 when I got my first period. I have 4 girls. One lactose intolerant one who drank soy and rice milk got her first period at age 9. Second daughter was a milk drinker and got hers at age 11. Third drank rice milk and was 12. 4th drank regular milk and was 13. I've heard that girls are getting their cycles much earlier than in other generations. There are other factors. Using artificial means of birth control can be the cause of reproductive cancers and also lots of other problems. Lots of people never give that a second thought.

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on June 24, 2012
at 04:14 PM

Who cares? Dairy may make kids taller, but does it make them healthier? I could ask: "if I don't give my kid injections of human grown hormone will he be smaller and weaker?" Of course, but you're not going to advocate me giving him HGH to to make him bigger and stronger. Dairy is designed to turn baby cows into big cows, that means it's great at stimulating growth. In humans who's to say that's ideal? Generally height is correlated with health but that doesn't mean artificially making someone taller will make them healthier.

Side note: my little guy is 9 months old and just got back from his 9-month checkup with the doctor. His growth is right on track, which turns out is surprising. The doctor said that kids usually have a little stall after 6 months when they start solid foods. To me that's not surprising, because usually the introduction of solid foods means crap like rice cereal which would mess with the little kid's guts and make nutrient abosrption hard, so they would have a stall in growth. Our guy eats 100% paleo and has had no issues with growth.

Just because we (at least my generation) grew up with tons of commercials that touted the health benefits of milk doesn't mean it really is healthy, so don't feel bad about cutting it out of the diet. I don't plan on ever feeding my little guy milk or dairy of any kind.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on August 22, 2012
at 06:46 PM

+1 for being the first to suggest kids get HGH.... Now if I can only find a doctor to prescribe that I will have super athletes that can support me...

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 01, 2012
at 03:56 AM

The tallest people on the planet are Dutch. And to those people who say "genetics" I say "nutrition". Why?

Dutch people were not the tallest people on earth for a very long time. And the reason behind their height is nutrition that is backed by government support (I read about it in an article somewhere but since I am too lazy to look it up you can count it as opinion although it is not). By the way, each Dutch family gets 500 euros per month for child support, no matter whether you are middle class, rich or poor.

When you compare handsome Dutch guys (sigh) to other (equally handsome) guys from the neighboring countries, there is not that much difference genetically.

Also, another example. When Korea was divided into North and South Korea, North Koreans were about 2 cm taller than South Koreans. After years of malnutrition, now South Koreans grew 3 sm taller when North Koreans actually shrunk 2 cm. Why?

Because South Korea experienced rapid economic growth, people now are able to eat more meat on a regular basis. Before, when it was more rice and veggies, they were very short. Now the average height is 5'7". It is not uncommon for a young Korean male to be 6'2". The older guys are all short.

And by the way, neither South nor North Korea drink milk. It has never been a part of their diet. What does it tell you?

My suggestion: protein and vegetables with every meal. That's the diet of all Korean actors and they are HOT. I mean, they are like the hottest people alive. Brad Pitt looks like an ugly ogre compared to those Korean actors.

A lot of things I have said is my opinion BUT it is based on true facts.

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

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on May 01, 2012
at 05:30 AM

+1 for all of the Korean references... >_> My bias, since I'm half. Lol.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 01, 2012
at 06:46 AM

As for my Korean actors - you don't even know them! Name one? And if you saw them, whether you are a girl or a guy, you would be speechless.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 01, 2012
at 05:57 AM

Lucky you! My parents said that they are tired of me obsessing about Korean culture :)

Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

(715)

on May 01, 2012
at 10:42 PM

Wonder what happened to my Dutch husband. He's 5'6". I live in a very Dutch community. I say genetics.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:45 AM

They eat lots of vegetables and fish - I know many Dutch people and they eat pretty healthy.

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:05 AM

Come on, Brad Pitt powns every one of these actors. I don't understand your talk about Dutch people : the Dutch eat lots, lots ,lots of dairy (especially cheese).

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 02, 2012
at 01:16 AM

What did he eat growing up? Please ask him!

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

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on June 25, 2012
at 01:34 AM

In fact, despite the improvement in height, milk's introduction is also tied to the onset of several common cancer types in East Asia, particularly prostate and breast cancer. All cancer rates, except liver cancer (which can be tied to the Korean fondness of cheap ethanol-derived alcohol), can be tied to milk and milk-derived beverages, ice cream, and sugar, which are universally added to milk, as lactose simply isn't sweet enough in these cultures. Know your facts before you start spouting them.

326d927c5dd53f1a731ecfe75fdba571

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on June 24, 2012
at 12:40 PM

500 euro/month child support (kindertoeslag)? That's wrong (I'm Dutch). It's dependent on family income, and maxes out at 82 euro/month... http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindertoeslag

326d927c5dd53f1a731ecfe75fdba571

(111)

on June 24, 2012
at 12:40 PM

500 euro/month child support (kindertoeslag)? That's wrong (I'm Dutch). It's dependent on family income, and maxes out at 82 euro/month...

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on June 25, 2012
at 02:29 AM

@ Mambo - I disagree. I don't see Koreans drinking milk at all. And I see what they eat. I am yet to see at least one Korean kid drinking milk on a regular basis. So much for misinformation. Do you personally know any Koreans that drink milk? Because I don't, and I know a lot of Koreans.

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

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on June 25, 2012
at 01:31 AM

You're spreading a lot of misinformation. Milk was introduced to East Asia and Korea in the 1950s. By 1970, it had become a staple beverage. By 1990s, when today's young adults would have been growing, milk and milk-derived products were widely consumed, sometimes even forcibly because of its correlation with height. You don't think the Asias, traditioanlly short people, are not on IGF1 as affecting growth spurts? In fact, by national campaign, milk drinking was almost mandatory in the 1980s. Protein has little to do with height improvement. It's the specific milk protein.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on June 24, 2012
at 12:54 PM

My American friends are getting about 500 euro per month. Maybe it is for two kids? Not sure. I will check with them. They make good money. That was a year ago, though.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on June 25, 2012
at 05:13 AM

One more thing - the only dairy that Korean adjummas/adjussis consume on a regular basis as I know is cream in their coffee. And as for North Koreans - following your logic, they have started drinking less milk so they shrunk, right?

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on August 22, 2012
at 02:52 PM

I had a ton of dairy growing up. And ended up short.

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on August 22, 2012
at 02:47 PM

I dont think dairy products affect peoples height.I am 49 and my height is 4'9 i have suffered from crohns disease since i was 13.I was told by my doctor that having crohns will affect my height and to keep away from certain dairy products.WELL i love drinking milk and i dont think this has affected my lack of height.My mother is 5'6 and my dad is 5'7.I am the oldest and have 3 sisters they are all between 5'4 and 5'7.My 2 brothers are 5'10 and 5'9.I do have 2 aunts that are barely 5'0 and my grandmother is 5'1.I used to hate going to family gatherings especially if pictures were going to be taken has i was always shoved at the front.Even now i still look like i am in my 20's.I have a son who is 30 and he is 5'4 and a daughter she is 27 and she is 5'7.My husband is 5'6.I have noticed that since reaching 40 i dont seem to come up to the same point of my husband or children.I used to reach just below my husbands shoulder.Now i am below that.I think i will check my height out has i know that shrinkage does occur after a certain age.

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on June 24, 2012
at 04:41 PM

I don't know about this. I think I'm the tallest of my whole family, though I'm the only one who avoided dairy due to lactose intolerance for a long time. That being said, I'd still feed my kids quality dairy. After all I'm not very tall so maybe I would have done better with dairy :).

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on May 01, 2012
at 02:00 AM

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:04 AM

HIIT and IF is *not* fun. Drinking milk is a lot of fun :).

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on June 24, 2012
at 12:28 PM

South Koreans actually do drink milk. It has become really popular. Government school lunch programs provide milk for all kids.

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on May 01, 2012
at 11:10 PM

It is not milk..but yogurt that makes you grow taller. P)

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Another anecdotal n=1 situation, but I did grow up in the 90's, so I'd be willing to bet I drank some rBST milk.

My parents made me drink a 10 - 12 oz glass of milk (and I'd often have two) with dinner every single night for as long as they could (until age 12 or 13) - and I ended up being 6'6", whereas my parents are 5'9" and 5'11". My tallest relative I know of (grandfather) is only 6'1".

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:26 PM

I think genetics has more to do with it than anything. I drank lots of milk as a child because I lived on a farm. No artificial growth hormone, wasn't around yet. My sister and I are same height approximately as our grandmother. Our mother was slightly taller. Two of my daughters drank milk freely, two were lactose intolerant like my husband and did not drink milk. Everyone is about the same height. 5'2"-5'3" Adult boys, one drank lots of milk is shorter and stockier about 5'10". One was more moderate on milk and is 6'4" and very skinny and muscular. The other boys are much younger and it is hard to tell yet. One of them is lactose intolerant.

I think one difference might be in what I've seen with the teeth and dental issues. I definitely think that the least amount of dental bills have come from the milk drinkers. My husband as I mentioned is lactose intolerant. His mother had IBS and also did not like milk and didn't drink much. I doubt from what it sounds like that she drank much when she was pregnant with her children. My husband has terrible teeth. He dental hygiene couldn't be any better, but the teeth just deteriorate in his mouth and he's had to have tons of work done. I drink milk and don't do half the work he does and I haven't had a new cavity in many years. The lactose intolerant kids have some areas of poorly formed enamel and I've had one son who at age 13 had to have a root canal and crown. I realize this isn't a very scientific study, but that's been our experience.

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:53 PM

In the case that one can't drink milk (lactose intolerance, A1 beta-casein intolerance, etc), I'd still recommend trying to get some pastured butter and goat cheese in the diet - my enamel has improved significantly since I became aware of K2.

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on June 24, 2012
at 08:53 PM

I think as long as it's a high animal fat diet, the child will grow to its full potential. The fat doesn't have to come from dairy.

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on June 24, 2012
at 08:51 PM

I wonder about the genetic thing. My family: 3 children look just like mom, and they're also short like mom. 3 children look just like dad, and they're also tall like my dad. The order in which they were born, based on appearance: dad mom dad mom mom dad. We were fed a great diet, high in animal fats, offal, and all that good stuff. Milk only as young children, lots of aged cheese onwards (for breakfast, usually)

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on May 01, 2012
at 05:47 AM

I rarely drank milk, don't drink it at all now, and am 3 in taller than my sister who still drinks milk everyday!

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on May 01, 2012
at 06:07 AM

I never drank milk up til now, but I am taller than my whole family. Still, I think I could have done better with the milk, especially with the success I have drinking it.

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on May 01, 2012
at 10:34 PM

And I drank tons of milk and ate tons of cheese, and I'm 3 inches shorter than both of my sisters, neither of whom enjoy dairy that much. (And I'm 1/2 Swedish and 5'4".)

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