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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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  • Scientific Evidence > Hypertension

    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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  • 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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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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Bone Health: Studies in Adults and the Elderly

A 2015 meta-analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials (n = 1,533) by Tai et al. examined whether increasing calcium from dietary sources affects bone mineral density. A 2013 meta-analysis of...

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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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Milk Products and Bone Health: Potential Mechanisms

Milk products contain many nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, protein and phosphorus, which play a key role in the formation and maintenance of optimal bone health.

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Milk Products and Breast Cancer

According to the 2010 report by the World Cancer Research Fund International, the authority on diet and cancer, no conclusions can be drawn between milk products and breast cancer due to limited...

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Milk Products and Bladder Cancer

Current evidence from the scientific literature, including meta-analyses and cohort studies, suggests that milk and milk products may reduce the risk of bladder cancer.

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