Kids’ Diet: Two Cup Limit for Milk

By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Published: December 17, 2012

Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner

Action Points

Increasing cow’s milk consumption was associated with decreasing serum ferritin and increasing 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels.

Point out that each cup consumed was linked to 6.5% higher vitamin D and 3.6% lower iron on average.

More than two cups of milk a day may cut into iron stores for many young kids, an observational study affirmed.

via Kids’ Diet: Two Cup Limit for Milk.

3 responses to “Kids’ Diet: Two Cup Limit for Milk”

  1. Interesting…I’m wondering if this study would apply here since I don’t believe they add Vitamin D to the milk here. And is the iron deficiency related to something inherent in the milk or is it due to the Vitamin D that is added in the states?

    • Interesting question, would like to know that as well. I know they do not push milk here like they do in the US. They serve water for lunch, not the little carton of milk again like the US.

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