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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Other Nutrients

    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 emulsified in milk.

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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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    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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  • Symposium > 2015

    What is the contribution of milk production on the environment? A local dairy farmer’s perspective

    Canadian dairy farmers are committed to producing high-quality milk with high standards of care for their animals. Today’s dairy farmers are leaders of innovation and every year they invest on their farms in sustainable practices, such as the use of natural resources, animal care,...

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  • Symposium > 2015

    Milk production: A life-cycle analysis

    The Canadian dairy sector operates in a fast evolving environment. Consumers are more and more concerned about the sustainability of food products and expect Canadian companies in the agri-food sector to be responsible corporate citizens. Increasingly, retailers and processors are seeking...

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  • Symposium > 2015

    Food waste concerns all of us

    With over 7 billion people on the globe today, and an expected 9 billion by 2050, some predict that food production must increase by 70-100%. However, it may be possible to mitigate production requirements by assessing what types of healthy food will reduce health costs and also improve...

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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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