Dairy in the News
The Observer (England)
April 4, 2010
Milk is the key to 2,500 years of taller humans
In a study presented by Nikola Koepke of Oxford University at the Economic History Society's 2010 annual conference, it was found that the nutritional status and wellbeing, as determined by average height, has increased in Britain over the past 2,500 years due to improved farming and consumption of milk.
It also shows that nutrition decreased during the Roman occupation due to the need to supply the Roman army.