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Symposium 2012

Nutrition and Health

The annual symposium shed light on some timely food and nutrition issues. In this section, you can read the summary of the presentations or watch the webcast.

Symposium 2012 Presentation Summaries

  • Caloric Restriction and Longevity

    “Would you like to live an extraordinarily long and healthy life?” This question is posed on the website of the Calorie Restriction Society, and it would be safe to assume that few people would answer in the negative. Calorie restriction (CR: reducing caloric intake to between 20 and...

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  • The Alkaline Diet and the China Study: what does science tell us about the impact of dairy on bone health?

    Many web pages and numerous books for laypersons criticize dairy products for contributing to the diseases of modern civilization. Many of these claim that dairy foods are “acid” producing and play a role in the development of osteoporosis. Some cite as evidence the fact that people...

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  • Lactose and Gluten: Impact on Gut Microbiota and Health

    The composition of human gastrointestinal microbiota—100 trillion or so bacteria that inhabit our gut—is known to have an impact on health and wellness, as well as the risk of disease. In addition to being disturbed by stress, antibiotics, aging and food-borne pathogens, certain...

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  • Animal Welfare and Milk Quality

    Whether you’re an agronomist, processor, dietitian, health professional or consumer, the concept of milk quality takes on very different meanings. The notion of food quality has evolved over time due to societal values and concerns, and the quality of food now extends far beyond...

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