By Xantha Leatham For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:49 GMT, 13 January 2018 | Updated: 00:51 GMT, 13 January 2018
One in six teenage girls has now cut dairy from their diets in a ‘generational health disaster waiting to happen’.
Research reveals that almost a fifth of teenage girls aged 13 to 19 are drinking less milk than two years ago, and one in six have cut it out altogether.
Many see trendy almond milk and other plant-based alternatives as a healthier option to cows’ milk, while celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow promote a dairy-free lifestyle. But Sophie Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King’s College London, warns that the shift could be doing more harm than good.
One in six teenage girls are avoiding cow's milk in the belief that 'plant milk' is healthier
Hollywood stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, pictured, advocate a dairy-free lifestyle
She said the majority of switches are the result of