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  • Symposium > 2017

    Nutrition considerations for women in sports and exercise

    Women involved in exercise training for recreational or competitive sport have unique nutritional concerns, in particular those for whom energy balance is not the objective of their training. Some of these women may intentionally and rationally engage in mismanaged diet and exercise...

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    Nutrition and bone health across the lifespan

    Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass and can lead to increased risk of fracture. Attaining peak bone mass in early life is key to preventing osteoporosis and related fractures later in life. In women, the incidence of osteoporotic fractures is higher than heart attacks, stroke...

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    Protein nutrition for optimal muscle health and function in older years

    The loss of muscle mass and strength with advancing age is inevitable. Called sarcopenia when a low threshold is reached, this loss may lead to functional decline, frailty, disabilities and loss of autonomy. Insufficient protein intake is thought to be one of the possible contributing...

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  • Symposium > 2017

    Addressing weight bias and stigma in health care

    Weight bias, stigma and discrimination refers to negative attitudes, beliefs, stereotypes and behaviours about obesity and people living with obesity. Perceived weight stigma has been identified as a barrier to weight management. This presentation showcases the scientific research...

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  • Symposium > 2016

    The DASH diet: A model for healthy eating

    The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein sources and lower-fat dairy products, is one of the most widely prescribed diets to reduce blood pressure. High in potassium, magnesium, calcium and dietary fiber this...

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  • Symposium > 2016

    Dairy and cardiometabolic health

    Canadian and American dietary guidelines recommend the consumption of low-fat dairy products. The main argument supporting this recommendation is that high plasma LDL-cholesterol levels are a key risk factor for coronary heart disease and that high-fat dairy products are a major source of...

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  • Symposium > 2016

    Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease: Then and now

    In today’s world one can find studies, guidelines, and popular press articles both espousing the benefits of reduced saturated fat as a means of reducing cardiovascular disease, as well as advocating that saturated fat is unrelated to heart attack and stroke or in some cases even...

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  • Symposium > 2016

    Making sense of trendy diets and superfoods

    In recent years, a number of eating patterns, including Paleo, gluten-free, and superfood diets have become popular for both weight loss and disease prevention. Despite the attention they have received, evidence to support the use of these diets is limited. The Paleo diet is founded on...

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Lactose Intolerance: A Scientific Update and the Place of Milk Products

Watch this webinar and explore recent scientific research on lactose intolerance and dairy products.

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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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