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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Vitamin D

    Vitamin D: Nutritional Contribution of Milk Products and Food Regulations

    Vitamin D is found mainly in milk products but also in egg yolks and fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon. Milk products contribution to vitamin D intake compared to other foods is 60%.1 According to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act2, cow’s milk is fortified with 88 to 117 IU (2.2 to 2.9...

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    Bioavailability of Calcium in Soy Beverages

    Health professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of mineral bioavailability in the foods we eat. Calcium is of particular importance, as it represents one of the most under-consumed nutrients in North America. Because of the current popularity of calcium, many...

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    Calcium and Vitamin D: Improved Lipids

    A study performed on women-one group that received calcium and vitamin D supplements and one that did not - has provided new data on the correlations between calcium and weight loss. The study showed that calcium and vitamin D supplementation has a beneficial effect on blood lipids and lipoproteins in obese or overweight women.

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    Calcium and Bioavailability

    Bioavailability is the degree to which a nutrient is absorbed and utilized by the body.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Hypertension

    Hypertension: Summary of Evidence

    Data from several studies, such as systematic reviews and randomized-controlled trials including the landmark DASH diet study, have consistently demonstrated a beneficial association between milk product consumption and the prevention and management of hypertension.

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