Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Drinking dairy-free milk could cause kids to be shorter

Drinking non-cow milk linked to shorter kids study suggests Stephen Chernin Getty Images
Connie Andrews | 09 June, 2017, 02:44

Children who drink soy, rice or almond milk may end up shorter than children given cow's milk, a new study suggests.

Mr Maguire said: 'If products are being marketed as being equivalent to cow's milk, as a consumer and a parent, I would like to know that they are in fact the same in terms of their effect on children's growth'. The height difference for a three-year-old who drank three cups of non-cow's milk compared to three cups of cow's milk per day was 1.5 centimetres, according to the study.

According to researchers, each cup of alternative milk drunk is linked to 0.15 inches lower height than the average for a child's age, CNN reports.

Lanou would tell parents who are already giving plant-based milks to their children not to worry - but to make sure their kids are getting enough protein from other sources throughout the day.

Dr Maguire said: "Height is an important indicator of children's overall health and development".

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the study Wednesday.

Parents are encouraged to give their children milk to drink to boost their growth, but a certain kind of milk could be doing the opposite. "If they're making the claim that it's because it's the difference in the types of milk the kids are drinking, well, what else are they eating?"

The study did not examine why drinking non-cow's milk reduces children's height.

The study is limited in a number of ways, most importantly in that it is observational and can not prove that drinking one type of milk over the other causes an increase or decrease in a child's height. "However, non-cow's milk contains less protein and fat than cow's milk and may not have the same effect on height". 5% of them drank non-cow's milk and 84% drank only cow's milk, 8% drank both and about 3% drank neither.

Macguire said that while the shorter children may catch up, children tend to track along whatever growth trajectory they tend to be on, so that the height differences might amplify over time.

Yet, the researchers speculate that youngsters who have non-cow's milk may consume less protein and fat, resulting in reduced growth.

Researchers studied more than 5,000 kids between the ages of two and six. On the other hand, two cups of almond milk contain only four grams of protein.

The shift towards purchasing non-cow's milk has been relatively recent, therefore little research is available on the impact this has on children's growth, Mr Maguire said. This makes it hard for the average consumer to understand the pros and cons of choosing non-cow's milk over cow's milk for their child.

Recommended

  • 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Open Casting Call Offers Tantalizing Plot Clues

    'Fantastic Beasts 2' Open Casting Call Offers Tantalizing Plot Clues

    The casting call states that no previous acting experience is required, but eligibility to work in the United Kingdom is a must. The scenes will probably be set during Scamander's years at Hogwarts, where he had a complicated relationship with Lestrange .
    Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president

    Prosecutors seek jail time for ex-Penn State president

    Prosecutors didn't recommend sentences for ex-athletic director Tim Curley and ex-vice president Gary Schultz . He will serve two months in jail, followed by house arrest and also pay a $5,000 fine, according to Grace.
    Gurugram gangrape: ACP reveals new details, arrested man confesses

    Gurugram gangrape: ACP reveals new details, arrested man confesses

    The police also reportedly did not register an FIR of gangrape initially but included the charge five days after the incident. The three accused allegedly started molesting the victim to which she resisted and the men threw the baby out of rickshaw.
  • Lawmakers vote for transportation funding lockbox

    Lawmakers vote for transportation funding lockbox

    The Connecticut tribes hope this casino will take away some of MGM's business. MGM has appealed the decision, and the appeal is still pending.

    Two of the Three London Suspects Identified

    She said full campaigning would resume on Monday after most political parties suspended general election campaigning on Sunday. In a speech, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed the police to use "whatever force is necessary" to save lives.
    Identities of two London Bridge attackers revealed

    Identities of two London Bridge attackers revealed

    Security sources in Dublin said one of the terrorists was carrying an identity card issued in Ireland when he was shot dead. She said he told her he was "ready in the name of Allah to do what needs to be done, including killing my own mother".
  • Al-Shabab claims killing 61 in attack on base in Somalia

    Al-Shabab claims killing 61 in attack on base in Somalia

    Al-Shabaab militants captured a town in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday, a senior official said. Af Urur lies about 100 km (60 miles) south of Bosaso, near the Galgala hills, an area controlled by al Shabaab .
    2 charged in deadly Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36

    2 charged in deadly Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36

    Prosecutors say the two men deceived Ng along with police and fire officials about people living illegally at the warehouse. They moved to Lake County just a few months ago - 140 miles from the scene of the Ghost Ship tragedy.
    3 boys arrested for attack on mentally challenged man

    3 boys arrested for attack on mentally challenged man

    According to Andrews, the victim is named Mark Smith , 38, and is one of his coworkers. "He's a good guy", he said . After viewing the video, Philadelphia police asked the public to help them identify the juvenile boys.
  • Funny CCTV footage shows a peahen trashing liquor store

    Funny CCTV footage shows a peahen trashing liquor store

    Peacocks are a protected species, even feeding them comes with a big fine, up to $1000 and six months of jail time. In the United States flown into the room of a wine shop peacock ransacked the shelves in attempts to catch him.
    Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track

    Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track

    But Delattre stressed that "we need more than ever an America that stays committed to world affairs". Many world leaders and US politicians urged him to stay.

    Apple Announces Smart Speaker, Device Upgrades, and iOS 11

    The iOS 11 update isn't just about display or speed; many design aspects of the iPhone and iPad will be overhauled. Siri can help you learn to say something in Chinese, French, Italian, German or Spanish with a simple translation.

Sizzling Movers: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) Sizzling Movers: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average 4.74% and positively from its 50 days moving average 7.28%. Floating stock is calculated by subtracting closely-held shares and restricted stock from a firm's total outstanding shares.

White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping Neiss likes to make bots - his previous viral bot tweeted out the names, photos and fates of Jews fleeing Europe aboard the St. What a president says and does is news-particularly when a president talks about what he's doing, has done, or plans to do.

Scooter powers up to hit 4 home runs Scooter powers up to hit 4 home runs Jedd Gyorko went 2 for 4 while Jhonny Peralta added a pinch-hit single as the Cards mustered up just 5 hits in the losing effort. In the third inning, he fouled off a 3-2 curveball and then crushed a fastball 424 feet to right-center for a grand slam.

US, Mexico reach sugar pact despite US producer resistance US, Mexico reach sugar pact despite US producer resistance Ross said the agreement have not been accepted by the USA sugar industry but that it will be discussed in the coming days. Ross listed several of the factors that trade agreement either didn't address or didn't go far enough in dealing with.

Garcia sets up all-French 4th round in Paris Garcia sets up all-French 4th round in Paris It looked like being a challenging day at the office for Wawrinka until Fognini blew his chance to win the opening set. Pliskova faces Germany's Carina Witthoeft and Halep plays No. 26 Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation .

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Quarterly EPS Review Planning invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). 108,988 were accumulated by Natixis. Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of ESRX. 74 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes.

Oklahoma gets grace period on REAL ID compliance Oklahoma gets grace period on REAL ID compliance The feds say Washington state's extension from the REAL ID Act requirements will expire July 10 - at least for now. Tuesday, federal officials said they would make a decision in mid July on whether or not to grant the extension.

Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch And, in Game 2, he managed to acquire his third triple double, which tied Magic Johnson , 57, for the most in NBA Finals history. Another hint that King James didn't let the Game 2 loss shake him, was his post-game interview on June 4.

Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C Airport and indoor maps are also new additions that will sure enrich the Maps utility with iOS 11 . It means those with the older devices will no longer receive software or security updates.

Trump takes sides in Arab rift, suggests support for isolation of Qatar Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said isolating Qatar would "not resolve any problems" and called for "mutual dialogue". Saudi Arabia said it revoked Qatar Airways' operating licenses and closed the airline's offices in the kingdom.

Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway Hawaii on Tuesday became the first state to enact legislation implementing the 2015 Paris climate accord . Only two countries are not part of the global agreement - Syria and Nicaragua.

19-year-old Jelena Ostapenko upsets No. 11-seed Caroline Wozniacki I am going to enjoy it, but I will have (birthday celebration) plans after the tournament". It is windy on both courts and dust from the clay is getting in players' eyes.

Majority of Americans Distrust Ex-FBI Director Comey, Trump on Russia Probe However, legal sources expect Comey will likely hold back from accusing Trump of trying to interfere with the FBI investigation. Trump said that firing Comey relieved "great pressure" on him and called Comey "crazy" and "a real nut job".

Senate Unanimously Calls Jerusalem Israel's "Undivided Capital" on Reunification Anniversary Senate Unanimously Calls Jerusalem Israel's Embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds, but in a reversal, signed an order on June 1 keeping the embassy in Tel Aviv, at least for now. That law, passed in 1995, has been routinely waived by presidents of both parties.

Horrific video emerges of donkeys being fed to tigers at Chinese zoo Horrific video emerges of donkeys being fed to tigers at Chinese zoo While people are not afraid to see a piece of meat served to the animals, someone dying in front of them made them uneasy. The video has sparked angry reactions online and criticised the culprits for using the animal for their agenda.