Medical specialists from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto (Canada) concluded that children aged two to five years, every day should drink at least half a liter of cow’s milk.
Pediatrician Jonathon Maguire, who works in the hospital, and colleagues surveyed 1,311 children aged from two to five years. Experts have found that with insufficient consumption of milk is in the body decreases vitamin D. While excessive use of milk in children reduces blood levels of iron, which is an indispensable element.
Iron deficiency retards mental development, leading to the development of anemia. Children weakened immune system, they become increasingly vulnerable to fatigue, they have reduced levels of the hormone produced by the thyroid gland.
When it comes to establishing the optimum daily requirement of milk for children Doctors say that we are tired of vague recommendations.
It should be noted that the findings Jonathon Maguire based on the results of blood tests of his young patients, who in the period from 2008 to 2010 came to see him. Initially, the physician asked the parents’ permission, and then invited them to fill out a questionnaire.
The form required to specify the amount of milk the child drinks a day. In addition, to preserve the integrity of the study pediatrician also took into account other information that, for example, could affect the blood levels of vitamin D or iron at the time of sampling in the patient.