Dairy products and physical stature: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials.

@article{Beer2012DairyPA,
  title={Dairy products and physical stature: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials.},
  author={Hans de Beer},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={299-309}
}
The positive relationship between per capita availability of dairy products and average height found in historical studies (for instance in nineteenth century Bavaria, Prussia and France; Baten, 2009) does not necessarily indicate a causal relationship. Historical studies usually apply non-experimental methods that may produce substantial bias. Modern experimental controlled studies may provide high quality evidence supporting a causal relationship between consumption of dairy products and… CONTINUE READING

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Meta - regression analysis indicated that milk might have more effect on growth than other dairy products while lower height - for - age and being a teenager increased the effect of supplementation .
Meta - analysis and sensitivity analysis showed that the most likely effect of dairy products supplementation is 0.4 cm per annum additional growth per ca 245 ml of milk daily .
Meta - regression analysis indicated that milk might have more effect on growth than other dairy products while lower height - for - age and being a teenager increased the effect of supplementation .
Meta - analysis and sensitivity analysis showed that the most likely effect of dairy products supplementation is 0.4 cm per annum additional growth per ca 245 ml of milk daily .
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