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    Study: Do Young Athletes Make Appropriate Food Choices Before, During, and After Competition?

    It is important that the diet of young athletes meets nutritional recommendations. This is what our research team examined at the 2011 Quebec and Canada Winter Games.

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    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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    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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    Prevalence of Lactose Intolerance Among Canadian Adults

    Dairy products have been associated with several health benefits including bone health and a reduced risk of hypertension, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. Many individuals—believing they are lactose intolerant—limit or avoid milk products, potentially compromising not only their calcium and vitamin D intakes, but also their health.

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    Milk: An Ideal Sports Drink

    There is growing evidence of the potential of milk as an optimal exercise beverage, especially after resistance training and endurance sports. Loaded with nutrients, milk is readily available and a cost-effective alternative to traditional sports beverages.

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    Strategies to Increase Consumption of Milk Products

    A large proportion of North Americans don’t consume the minimum recommended daily servings of milk products. Milk, cheese and yogurt provide key nutrients and are associated with many benefits, including bone and cardiometabolic health outcomes. Strategies to increase milk product intake to optimal levels are urgently needed.

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    The Quality of Canadian Milk

    While “milk quality” implies good nutritional content and food safety, increasingly, animal welfare is part of the larger concept. Canadians are not only interested in the nutritional value of milk, they’re also concerned about how it is produced.

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    Gut Microbiota and Milk Products: Implications for Health

    Emerging scientific evidence has demonstrated a link between human gut microbiota (gut bacteria) and a number of health conditions including obesity, cardiovascular disease and others. Diet appears to play an important role.

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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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Bone Health: Studies in Adults and the Elderly

A 2015 meta-analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials (n = 1,533) by Tai et al. examined whether increasing calcium from dietary sources affects bone mineral density. A 2013 meta-analysis of...

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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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Milk Products and Bone Health: Potential Mechanisms

Milk products contain many nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, protein and phosphorus, which play a key role in the formation and maintenance of optimal bone health.

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Milk Products and Breast Cancer

According to the 2010 report by the World Cancer Research Fund International, the authority on diet and cancer, no conclusions can be drawn between milk products and breast cancer due to limited...

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Milk Products and Bladder Cancer

Current evidence from the scientific literature, including meta-analyses and cohort studies, suggests that milk and milk products may reduce the risk of bladder cancer.

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