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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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    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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    Dietary Sources of Saturated Fat May Influence Cardiovascular Disease Risk

    Current dietary recommendations focus on reducing saturated fat intake to lower cardiovascular disease risk. Yet, recent studies suggest that the link between saturated fat intake and cardiovascular disease risk may not be so straightforward. Data now indicate that the food source of...

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Review of Canada's Food Guide - The Place of Milk Products

Explore the latest studies on dairy products and health in the context of future food policy consultations.

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Milk production: A life-cycle analysis

How are Canadian dairy farmers promoting sustainable practices? Explore the topic and get the stats at a glance.

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Bone Health: Dairy, Calcium and Beyond

Interested by the new scientific data on bone health? Watch our webinar!

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Chocolate and Other Flavoured Milk, Diet Quality and Health

Consistent evidence indicates that chocolate milk helps improve diet quality in children and adolescents without any increase in added sugars and caloric intakes, or any adverse effect on weight.

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Chocolate Milk Consumption in Canada

Of the total added sugar intake in a person’s diet, it is estimated that chocolate milk and other flavoured milks contribute less than 2%—or less than 1 g—of added sugar per person per day.

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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...

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Synopsis: Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Bone health is important for overall health and quality of life and is dependent on bone mass, bone architecture and body mechanics. Optimal bone health status is crucial to prevent osteoporosis,...

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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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Proposed Taxation on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

In February, a proposal to tax sugar-sweetened beverages was put forth by Dietitians of Canada. To find out if registered dietitians are in support of this proposal, we conducted a survey from March 31 to April 14, 2016, among 527 of them.

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