Scientific Evidence

It is well known that milk products are an integral part of a healthy diet. Discover more about the potential impact of milk products in health and disease prevention based on the latest scientific evidence.

  • Cardiovascular Disease

    The evidence, to date, does not indicate an association between milk product consumption and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. In fact, emerging evidence suggests that milk products could help in the prevention of heart disease and stroke. However, this may not be the case for calcium supplements which, according to evidence from meta-analyses, could have an adverse effect on cardiovascular health.

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    Cardiovascular Disease and Milk Products: Summary of Evidence

    Contrary to popular belief, according to current scientific evidence, milk products do not appear to increase cardiovascular risk.

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  • Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    The calcium and other nutrients in milk products are essential for building and maintaining strong bones during childhood, reducing bone loss during adulthood and preventing osteoporosis.

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    Synopsis: Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    Bone health is important for overall health and quality of life and is dependent on bone mass, bone architecture and body mechanics. Optimal bone health status is crucial to prevent osteoporosis, which is a disease characterized by low bone mass and bone microarchitectural deterioration,...

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  • 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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    Healthy Weight: Research Synopsis

    Meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, large population studies and mechanistic studies in humans indicate that adequate or higher intakes of milk products have a beneficial role in weight management and the prevention of obesity in both adults and children.

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