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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

    The Effect of Milk Products on Inflammation

    Evidence from randomized controlled trials suggests that milk product consumption does not have an adverse effect on inflammation. In fact, milk products may reduce inflammation in the body by improving levels of inflammatory biomarkers.

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  • Facts & Fallacies > Product Quality

    Differences in the Nutritional Composition of Organic Versus Conventional Milk

    There is limited research comparing organic and conventional foods, including milk. Emerging studies suggest that organic milk may contain higher levels of certain nutrients compared to conventionally produced milk, but the relevance of these findings regarding nutrition and health is unclear.

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Vitamin D

    Advantages of Vitamin D3 over Vitamin D2

    Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is a form of vitamin D of animal origin that is created from exposure to the sun, whereas ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) is of plant origin.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Cardiovascular Disease

    Calcium Supplements in Cardiovascular Health

    Several meta-analyses have investigated the effect of calcium supplements on the risk of cardiovascular disease, but the evidence is inconclusive. While some studies have found that calcium supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, this has not been observed in several more recent studies.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Milk Products in Dental Health: Summary of Evidence

    For more than 50 years, many studies have consistently provided evidence for the benefits of milk and milk products on dental health.

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  • Data on Consumption > Quantitative Data

    Milk Product Consumption Per Capita

    Every year the Canadian Dairy Information Centre from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada releases per capita consumption data on various food items according to food availability and disappearance data. New data is released each year and reflects the estimated consumption of the previous...

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  • Scientific Evidence > Chocolate Milk and Health

    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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Cardiovascular Disease and Milk Products: Summary of Evidence

Milk products, regardless of their fat content, do not appear to increase cardiovascular risk. In fact, a growing body of evidence indicates that milk products are associated with a reduced risk of...

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The Effect of Milk Products on Inflammation

Evidence from randomized controlled trials suggests that milk product consumption does not have an adverse effect on inflammation. In fact, milk products may reduce inflammation in the body by...

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Milk Products and Kidney Stones

Evidence from prospective cohort studies, randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews indicates that an adequate or higher consumption of milk products and dietary calcium in particular does not increase the risk of developing kidney stones.

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Metabolic Syndrome and Milk Products

Several studies, including meta-analyses, indicate that milk and milk products are associated with a reduction in the risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

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Differences in the Nutritional Composition of Organic Versus Conventional Milk

There is limited research comparing organic and conventional foods, including milk. However, emerging studies suggest that organic milk may contain higher levels of certain nutrients compared to conventionally produced milk, but the relevance of these findings from a clinical standpoint is unclear.

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Advantages of Vitamin D3 over Vitamin D2

Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is a natural by-product of animal origin that is created from exposure to the sun, while ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) is a synthetic by-product of plant origin.

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