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Cardiometabolic risk refers to a high lifetime risk for cardiovascular disease. The specific factors that can cause this increased risk include: obesity, hyperglycemia, hypertension, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. A growing body of evidence suggests that milk products may have potentially advantageous impact on cardiometabolic risk factors.

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Milk Products: An Important Tool for Weight Management

While unhealthy diets and sedentariness are the “big two” culprits contributing to overweight and obesity, the evidence to date indicates that an adequate consumption of calcium, especially from milk products, may be a key factor in preventing...

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  • Data on Consumption

    Two out of three Canadians are not consuming the minimum recommended number of servings of milk products every day. Get the complete data on Canadians' consumption of milk products from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), from the Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition (CCFN) Ethnographic Study, and from Statistics Canada. Continue reading
  • Healthy Weight

    Studies indicate that a diet containing adequate amounts of milk products could make it easier to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Our research summaries below offer you an objective look at studies on the topic.

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