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The tallest cheese heads in the world

The Dutch are known as kaaskoppen (cheese heads) and are considered to be the tallest people in the world. That’s not a surprise, with women having an average height of 5 ft 7” and men 6 ft.  Biologists believe that the protein-rich diet of the Dutch plays a big role. Where the French often drink wine at noon, many Dutch families and many canteens have milk on the table. The Dutch also consume that same milk in the form of cheese, yogurt and other dairy products. And that milk naturally contains growth hormones. But why do the Dutch eat so many dairy products (235 lbs per person per year)? For some 3,000 years the Dutch already make cheese. How did...

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