In a recent research it has been found that children who drink milk are 40 percent less likely to get bowel cancer as adults.
Scientists from New Zealand found that half a pint of milk a day had a powerful protective effect against the cancer.
The key to its anti-cancer effects lies in daily consumption over long periods.
Experts believe calcium helps kill off cancer cells and accumulating a supply in the system can help to ward off the disease.
The team discovered pupils were 40 per cent less likely to suffer a tumor later in life if they had milk every day for six years or more.he study was published last week in the American Journal of Epidemiology.