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Study Claims Milk From Animals Besides Cows Stunts Growth

A new study suggests drinking non-cows milk can lower the height of young children.

Dr. Jonathon Maguire was the lead author of the study and is also a pediatrician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and says the study also found that children between ages 2-and-6 who drank a combination of cow’s milk and non-cow’s milk were also shorter than average.

Maguire says that while their study wasn’t designed to answer the question as to why there is a height difference, he says they might have a good guess, saying a lack of protein and micro-nutrients compared to non-cow’s milk may be the problem.

While the study into height differences associated with consuming cow’s milk and non-cow’s milk provides interesting findings, the study has received criticism for not accounting for factors such as the children’s overall diet, or the height of their parents.