Dairy Consumption and Female Height Growth: Prospective Cohort Study

15 Jun 2009Catherine S. Berkey, Graham A. Colditz, Helaine R.H. Rockett, A. Lindsay Frazier and Walter C. Willett

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

Cohort Study
1 effect
5101 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Cow milk (A1 β-casein) Beverage risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Cow milk (A1 β-casein)

Height Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Height
Musculoskeletal system

High evidence