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  • Scientific Evidence > Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    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 is not associated with an increased risk of bone fracture, and may even decrease its risk.

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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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  • Symposium > 2015

    Sustainable diets: Good for us, good for the planet

    With the food system now recognized as a major source of environmental impact, many individuals are seeking information about sustainable food choices and eating patterns. The term sustainable diet has become popularized, although the term sustainable healthy diet would be preferred as it...

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  • Symposium > 2015

    Sustainability of the global food supply

    Scientific and technological developments over the last century transformed our food supply into a global, enormously complex, and extremely sophisticated system that has successfully achieved a safe, nutritious, abundant, and sustainable food supply for healthier people everywhere....

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    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 lower amounts and/or less bioavailable calcium.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Roles on Certain Health Conditions

    Milk Products May Prevent Age-related Muscle Loss

    A number of studies indicate that milk products may prevent age-related loss of muscle mass and strength. Also known as sarcopenia, it can be prevented and managed by being physically active and getting enough protein and vitamin D in the diet.1,2 These recommendations are put forward by...

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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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