MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Calling all parents! It looks like your child’s choice of dairy versus non-dairy milk will affect his or her height.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Arctic Air Moving In For Weekend Freeze
A Canadian study finds children who drink non-cow’s milk are shorter than children who drink regular milk.READ MORE: Cold Weather Coming, Protect The Four P's: People, Pets, Plants, Property
For each daily cup of non-cow’s milk they drink, children were .15 inches shorter than the average child. That adds up to about half an inch in three years.
Researchers studied more than 5,000 kids between the ages of two and six.MORE NEWS: Severe Winter Weather In Northeast Expected To Disrupt Flights At South Florida Airports
What they’re trying to find out now is if kids who fall behind by drinking non-dairy milk can catch up later.