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  • Scientific Evidence > Cardiovascular Disease

    Dairy and Cardiometabolic Outcomes

    A systematic review by Canadian researchers concludes that dairy may reduce the risk of cardiometabolic-related outcomes.

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Other Nutrients

    Why Is Vitamin A Added to Milk?

    Health Canada requires the mandatory fortification of skim and partially skimmed milk with vitamin A. The form added to milk is vitamin A palmitate, which is the most stable form and can be finely emulsified in milk.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Hypertension

    The DASH Diet: What It Is and What the Research Says

    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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  • Scientific Evidence > Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    How Does Milk Product Consumption Affect Fracture Risk?

    The relationship between milk product consumption and bone fracture risk has been examined in several studies, including a meta-analysis. Overall, the evidence suggests that milk product consumption is not associated with an increased risk of bone fracture, and may even decrease its risk.

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    The Importance of Milk and Milk Products as Reliable Sources of Calcium

    Not only are milk and milk products high in calcium, but the calcium they provide also has good bioavailability, i.e., it is easily accessible to the body. In contrast, most plant sources contain lower amounts and/or less bioavailable calcium.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Milk Products May Prevent Age-related Muscle Loss

    A number of studies indicate that milk products may prevent age-related loss of muscle mass and strength. Also known as sarcopenia, it can be prevented and managed by being physically active and getting enough protein and vitamin D in the diet.1,2 These recommendations are put forward by...

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and Milk Products: Evidence Update

    Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) affects a large proportion of women. Fortunately, certain lifestyle modifications—including adopting a healthy diet— can help control light and mild symptoms. For example, various studies have identified calcium as a key nutrient for counteracting PMS.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Cardiovascular Disease

    No Association between Milk Products and Mortality

    In light of the totality of evidence, including meta-analyses and systematic reviews of prospective studies, there is no association between milk product consumption and mortality risk.

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