Thais drink little milk, stay short
- Published: 26 Sep 2013 at 10.22
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Thai young people tend to be short in stature because they do not drink much milk, Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong said on Thursday.
According to a study by the ministry, the average height of 18 and 19-year-old boys is 167.1 centimetres, and 157.4cm for girls. Their short stature is attributed to low milk consumption, Dr Pradit said.
Thai people consume less milk than other Southeast Asian countries, with Thais drinking about 14 litres of milk per head each year, compared to Southeast Asia's average of 60 litres and the world rate of 103.9 litres annually, he said.
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