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Protein

Some studies suggest that adequate protein intake contributes to bone health. Other scientific data indicates that protein, including that present in milk, could reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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Protein and Healthy Aging: Optimal Muscle Mass for Life

Our muscles are constantly in balance between anabolism (growth) and catabolism (breakdown). For anabolism to take place, we need to fuel muscles with protein. Exercise also gives muscles a further push to grow. Optimal distribution of protein at each meal appears to be a key factor in building and maintaining muscle mass throughout life.

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Replacement of Saturated Fat with Other Nutrients

Current nutritional guidelines recommend decreasing saturated fat intake to improve blood lipids and reduce cardiovascular risk. However, the effect on cardiovascular health may vary depending on...

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Saturated Fat and Cardiovascular Disease: Where Are We?

While a lowered intake of saturated fat has commonly been indicated for improved cardiovascular health, evidence from recent studies such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses and prospective cohort...

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Milk Products and Type 2 Diabetes: An Update

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There is a growing concern about osteoporosis and fractures among Asian populations. Although milk products can help prevent osteoporosis, they are under-consumed by these population groups.

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