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  • Symposium > 2019

    A Global Perspective on Sustainability

    Over the last 30 years, consumption of meat, milk and eggs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has more than tripled. Population growth, urbanization, income gains and globalization continue to fuel the “livestock revolution”. According to the latest FAO projections, under a...

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  • Scientific Evidence > Evidence on systemic inflammation and respiratory tract health

    The Effect of Milk Products on Inflammation

    Evidence from systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials suggests that milk product consumption does not have an adverse effect on inflammation. In fact, milk products may reduce systemic inflammation in the body by improving levels of inflammatory biomarkers.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Evidence on systemic inflammation and respiratory tract health

    Milk Products and Asthma

    The overall scientific evidence suggests that milk products do not increase the risk of developing asthma or exacerbate asthma symptoms. In fact, emerging evidence suggests that regular-fat dairy products may decrease the risk of asthma and/or improve asthma control.  

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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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  • Scientific Evidence > Evidence on systemic inflammation and respiratory tract health

    Milk Products and Mucus Secretion

    Is it okay to drink milk when suffering from a cold? Does milk increase mucus secretions in the respiratory tract? These are questions sometimes asked. The overall research does not support the notion that milk consumption causes an increase in the production of mucus in the respiratory tract or other cold or influenza related symptoms.

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Protein for Bone Health: Evidence Update and Implications for Practice

Interested in learning more about the latest evidence on protein and bone health?

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Milk Products and Mucus Secretion

Is it okay to drink milk when suffering from a cold? Does milk increase mucus secretions in the respiratory tract? These are questions sometimes asked. The overall research does not support the...

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The Effect of Milk Products on Inflammation

Evidence from systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials suggests that milk product consumption does not have an adverse effect on inflammation. In fact, milk products may reduce systemic...

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Milk Products and Asthma

The overall scientific evidence suggests that milk products do not increase the risk of developing asthma or exacerbate asthma symptoms. In fact, emerging evidence suggests...

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Diet, CVD and mortality: State of the evidence

Wondering what is the latest scientific evidence on saturated fat and its association with CVD outcomes and mortality?

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Practice update: Bone health, calcium and milk products

What does research say about bone health, calcium, and the role of dairy products? View our latest factsheet on this topic.

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The environment and milk: get the facts

Watch this webinar to gain a better understanding of the current environmental footprint of milk production in Canada and the ways farmers have proactively reduced it.

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The DASH diet: Current state of knowledge

Watch this webinar and explore scientific evidence on hypertension, the DASH diet and the role of dairy products in this dietary pattern.

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