• Question: if you drink lots of milk,do you really grow bigger?

    Asked by hughgreer007 to Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete on 24 Apr 2012.
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      Pete Etchells answered on 24 Apr 2012:

      Interesting question! How tall you are likely to be depends a lot on your genes, so if you have tall parents you have a good chance on being tall yourself.However, it also depends on your environment too, so for example if you don’t eat a healthy diet when you’re growing up, you might not grow as tall as you could do. Milk contains lots of calcium, which is important for having strong and healthy bones, but it won’t necessarily make you grow bigger.

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      Faye Didymus answered on 24 Apr 2012:

      Hi hughgreer007! Milk contains lots of calcium which is important for healthy teeth and bones. Calcium also helps our nerves, muscles, kidneys, and liver to function properly so drinking milk as part of a balanced diet is one of the things that will help keep your body healthy 🙂 Milk will definitely help to keep your teeth and bones healthy although it won’t necessarily make you grow bigger!

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      Martin Lindley answered on 25 Apr 2012:

      I will tak a different tack on this question 🙂

      If your body is deficient of vitamins minerals electrolytes etc then your body will not function properly.

      Growth is a body function and as such you will not grow properly if you do not have enough things like calcium in your diet.

      So if you dont have enough milk then you wont grow properly ! but you can get calcium for other sources so dont worry if you dont like milk 🙂

      I am afraid if you drink lots of milk it will not make you taller !