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  • Facts & Fallacies > Product Quality

    Palm Fat Supplements and Cow Feed: What Are the Facts?

    Recent attention has been raised in the media regarding the use of palm fat derived supplements in cow feed and the impact this may have on the properties of butter, particularly as related to its firmness. Below is some information to answer frequently asked questions on this topic....

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  • Facts & Fallacies > Health Concerns

    Do you need an alkaline diet?

    For years, alkaline diets have garnered interest from health professionals, lifestyle bloggers and nutrition researchers. Because it is based on more thorough theories than we typically hear in the diet world, we have great research to confirm why this diet should take a back seat when it...

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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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Consumer-friendly tip sheets

Help your clients make informed food choices while taking both health and sustainability into consideration with this consumer-friendly tip sheet.

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New insights on the role of milk products in the prevention of type 2 diabetes

Interested in learning more about the latest evidence on the role of milk products in the prevention of type 2 diabetes?

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Protein for Bone Health: Evidence Update and Implications for Practice

Interested in learning more about the latest evidence on protein and bone health?

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Milk Products and Mucus Secretion

Is it okay to drink milk when suffering from a cold? Does milk increase mucus secretions in the respiratory tract? These are questions sometimes asked. The overall research does not support the...

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The Effect of Milk Products on Inflammation

Evidence from systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials suggests that milk product consumption does not have an adverse effect on inflammation. In fact, milk products may reduce systemic...

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Milk Products and Asthma

The overall scientific evidence suggests that milk products do not increase the risk of developing asthma or exacerbate asthma symptoms. In fact, emerging evidence suggests...

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Diet, CVD and mortality: State of the evidence

Wondering what is the latest scientific evidence on saturated fat and its association with CVD outcomes and mortality?

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Practice update: Bone health, calcium and milk products

What does research say about bone health, calcium, and the role of dairy products? View our latest factsheet on this topic.

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The environment and milk: get the facts

Watch this webinar to gain a better understanding of the current environmental footprint of milk production in Canada and the ways farmers have proactively reduced it.

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