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  • Scientific Evidence > Experts' Summaries

    WHO Report on Trans Fats: Effects of Industrial versus Ruminant Trans Fat

    Data from randomized, controlled trials and observational studies demonstrate unequivocally that industrial trans fatty acids (TFA) derived from partially hydrogenated oils adversely affect several cardiovascular risk factors and are highly correlated with an increased risk of coronary...

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  • Scientific Evidence > Chocolate Milk and Health

    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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  • Scientific Evidence > Bone Health and Osteoporosis

    Definitions, Situation of Osteoporosis in Canada and Risk Factors

    Osteoporosis is a disease with its roots in childhood, as bone size, strength, and mineralization peak in one's 20s. Since bone mass declines with advancing age and menopause, individuals who attain optimal peak bone mass during their younger years will have an advantage as they get older. Although it is largely genetically predetermined, peak bone mass is not always attained due to inadequate calcium and vitamin D intakes, poor overall nutrition, lack of physical activity, and other factors such as smoking.

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  • Facts & Fallacies > Product Quality

    Raw Milk

    Does pasteurization destroy the nutritional properties of milk? Is it healthier to consume raw milk? Pasteurization has very little impact on the nutritional value of milk and is essential to preserve its safety.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Healthy Weight

    Healthy Weight: Results from Studies in Children and Adolescents

    Dairy consumption may help children and adolescents achieve a healthy weight and body composition.

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  • Facts & Fallacies > Product Quality

    Antibiotics

    Are there antibiotics in milk? Dairy regulations in Canada are very clear. When a cow is receiving medication, the dairy farmer must follow strict protocols.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Healthy Weight

    Healthy Weight: Results from Studies in Adults

    Numerous studies from the scientific literature, including meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials, support the fact that dairy consumption is beneficial in helping adults achieve a healthy weight.

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    Calcium and Bioavailability

    Bioavailability is the degree to which a nutrient is absorbed and utilized by the body.

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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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