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Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for overall health and may also play a key role in the prevention of certain types of cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes.

  • Vitamin D and Immunologic Outcomes

    In 2009, a major systematic review of the evidence concluded the following regarding vitamin D and immunologic outcomes:1 Two cohort studies, but no randomized controlled trials, evaluated immunologic outcomes; NHANES III found no significant association between serum 25(OH)D...

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  • Vitamin D: Nutritional Contribution of Milk Products and Food Regulations

    Vitamin D is found mainly in milk products but also in egg yolks and fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon. Milk products contribution to vitamin D intake compared to other foods is 60%.1 According to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act2, cow’s milk is fortified with 88 to 117 IU (2.2 to 2.9...

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  • Institute of Medicine's DRIs for Calcium and Vitamin D

    Following a comprehensive review of the scientific literature, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued recommendations for intakes of calcium and vitamin D based on their key role in skeletal health, consistent with a cause-and-effect relationship. A review of nearly 1,000 published...

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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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This year, we highlighted the connection between nutrition and Gut Health.

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Lactose Intolerance: A Scientific Update and the Place of Milk Products

Watch this webinar and explore recent scientific research on lactose intolerance and dairy products.

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Review of Canada's Food Guide - The Place of Milk Products

Explore the latest studies on dairy products and health in the context of future food policy consultations.

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Milk production: A life-cycle analysis

How are Canadian dairy farmers promoting sustainable practices? Explore the topic and get the stats at a glance.

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