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Welcome to Dairy Nutrition, the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of scientific information for the health professional on the role of milk products in nutrition and health.

The scientific literature supports the consumption of milk and milk products as part of a healthy and balanced diet. In fact, a body of evidence is available on the nutritional benefits of milk products. In addition, beyond providing essential nutrients, milk products have been associated with the risk reduction of several chronic diseases and conditions. 

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Our annual Symposium is back! This year, we will explore various dietary patterns.

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Numerous studies have confirmed the beneficial role of the DASH dietary pattern on blood pressure, and various DASH-style diets have also been examined.

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Cardiovascular Disease and Milk Products: Summary of Evidence

Milk products, regardless of their fat content, do not appear to increase cardiovascular risk. In fact, a growing body of evidence indicates that milk products are associated with a reduced risk of...

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The Effect of Milk Products on Inflammation

Evidence from randomized controlled trials suggests that milk product consumption does not have an adverse effect on inflammation. In fact, milk products may reduce inflammation in the body by...

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Milk Products and Kidney Stones

Evidence from prospective cohort studies, randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews indicates that an adequate or higher consumption of milk products and dietary calcium in particular does not increase the risk of developing kidney stones.

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Metabolic Syndrome and Milk Products

Several studies, including meta-analyses, indicate that milk and milk products are associated with a reduction in the risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

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Differences in the Nutritional Composition of Organic Versus Conventional Milk

There is limited research comparing organic and conventional foods, including milk. However, emerging studies suggest that organic milk may contain higher levels of certain nutrients compared to conventionally produced milk, but the relevance of these findings from a clinical standpoint is unclear.

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Advantages of Vitamin D3 over Vitamin D2

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