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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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  • Scientific Evidence > Cardiovascular Disease

    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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  • 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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  • Facts & Fallacies > Health Concerns

    Sleep and Tryptophan

    Does drinking milk make you sleepy? Yes and no. Protein foods such as milk and milk products contain the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan. Having warm milk at bedtime is a good way to work towards reaching the recommended number of servings of Milk and Alternatives each day, and can be a comforting way to unwind. Yet, consuming milk as such is unlikely to induce sleep, as the amount of tryptophan present in milk is too small.

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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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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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How Does Milk Product Consumption Affect Fracture Risk?

The relationship between milk product consumption and bone fracture risk has been examined in several studies, including a meta-analysis. Overall, the evidence suggests that milk product consumption...

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The Importance of Milk and Milk Products as Reliable Sources of Calcium

Not only are milk and milk products high in calcium, but the calcium they provide also has good bioavailability, i.e., it is easily accessible to the body. In contrast, most plant sources contain...

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Sustainable Diets: What Are They and What Is Their Role in Nutrition and Health?

The concept of sustainable diets is not new, but it is complex. Changes to more sustainable dietary patterns are needed to reduce environmental burden. However, in doing so, nutritional, cultural,...

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No Association between Milk Products and Mortality

In light of the totality of evidence, including meta-analyses and systematic reviews of prospective studies, there is no association between milk product consumption and mortality risk.

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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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