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  • Scientific Evidence > Experts' Summaries

    Protein and Healthy Aging: Optimal Muscle Mass for Life

    Our muscles are constantly in balance between anabolism (growth) and catabolism (breakdown). For anabolism to take place, we need to fuel muscles with protein. Exercise also gives muscles a further push to grow. Optimal distribution of protein at each meal appears to be a key factor in building and maintaining muscle mass throughout life.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Fermented Milk Products May Have Favourable Immunological Effects

    Evidence from randomized controlled trials suggests that fermented milk products, such as yogurt, may enhance the immune system.

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  • Data on Consumption > Qualitative Data

    Consumer Perception and Understanding of Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling

    While some studies show that front-of-package labelling helps consumers identify healthier foods, others suggest that consumers may misinterpret these labels. The understanding of front-of-package labelling appears to depend on a combination of factors related to the label format and consumer characteristics.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    Bone Health: Studies in Children and Adolescents

    There is consistent evidence that milk and milk products play an important role in the development of strong and healthy bones in children and adolescents and in helping them achieve peak bone mass.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Probiotic Milk Products and Digestive Health

    Probiotic products consist of specific strains of live bacteria that have potentially favourable health effects. A number of studies provide evidence that milk products with probiotics may be beneficial for digestive health and may improve various digestive problems.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Evidence on systemic inflammation and respiratory tract health

    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 inflammation in the body by improving levels of inflammatory biomarkers.

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Vitamin D

    Vitamin D and Bone Health

    It is well known that vitamin D influences the development and maintenance of bone mass and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Furthermore, it is also thought to improve lower limb neuromuscular function.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Chocolate Milk and Health

    What is the Impact of Removing Chocolate Milk from Schools?

    Increasing childhood obesity rates have made food intake at school a focal point for policy makers, school administrators, parents, and the media. Flavoured milks are being limited or even eliminated from some schools in Canada and the U.S. … with unintended consequences that could critically hinder optimal nutrient intakes.

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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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The DASH diet: Current state of knowledge

Watch this webinar and explore scientific evidence on hypertension, the DASH diet and the role of dairy products in this dietary pattern.

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