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Qualitative Data

Only one in three Canadians gets enough milk products every day. Researchers are trying to identify the factors contributing to this underconsumption in order to find strategies aimed at increasing milk product consumption to optimal levels.

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    In order to add a new perspective to the existing data on Canadians’ eating habits, the Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition observed what a group of Canadians ate and drank through a series of food-related activities, such as grocery shopping and preparing solo or family meals. This first ethnographic study was conducted online, with the help of food records and photos. So, what did it show?

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  • Strategies to Increase Consumption of Milk Products

    A large proportion of North Americans don’t consume the minimum recommended daily servings of milk products. Milk, cheese and yogurt provide key nutrients and are associated with many benefits, including bone and cardiometabolic health outcomes. Strategies to increase milk product intake to optimal levels are urgently needed.

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  • Impact of Front-of-Package Labelling on Food Choices and Purchasing Behaviour

    Front-of-package labelling systems have been proposed as an approach to guide healthier food choices at the point of purchase. However, it is inconclusive whether front-of-package labels influence consumer purchasing behaviour.

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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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