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  • Symposium > 2019

    A Global Perspective on Sustainability

    You can access the summary of the presentation as soon as it becomes available.

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  • Symposium > 2019

    Healthy AND Sustainable Diets

    Climate change and environmental degradation present major threats to humanity. In recent years, recognition of the significant environmental impact of food production has prompted research into the relationships between diets and environmental sustainability. The term sustainable diets...

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  • Symposium > 2019

    Sustainable Agriculture: The Canadian Context

    Canada accounts for about 1.6% of global GHG with 0.001% of this arising from the Canadian dairy industry. The Canadian dairy production’s GHG emissions per L of milk (0.94 kg CO2eq) ranks among the most efficient in the world. Canadian dairy cows continue to become increasingly...

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  • Symposium > 2019

    Food and Climate Change: The 2050 Challenge

    Global animal protein production is projected to double from its year 2000 levels by 2050 and the majority of this livestock production growth will occur in the developing world. Satisfying these upcoming animal protein demands will pose a challenge to the environment – hence the notion...

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    The Importance of Milk and Milk Products as Reliable Sources of Calcium

    Not only are milk and milk products high in calcium, but the calcium they provide also has good bioavailability, i.e., it is easily accessible to the body. In contrast, most plant sources contain lower amounts and/or less bioavailable calcium.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Cancer

    Milk Products and Prostate Cancer

    According to the Third Expert Report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, there is no strong evidence that dairy products and diets high in calcium increase the risk of prostate cancer. While some studies have suggested an association between dairy products or calcium and an increased risk of prostate cancer, this evidence is limited and does not support a convincing or probable association.

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  • Scientific Evidence > Cancer

    Milk Products and Ovarian Cancer

    According to the Third Expert Report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research, there is no strong or even suggestive evidence of a link between dairy products and ovarian cancer.

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  • Nutrients in Milk Products > Calcium

    Calcium Requirements

    In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published new Dietary Reference Intakes for calcium. These recommendations are based on an analysis of more than 1000 studies and reports and were established to allow the majority of people to achieve and maintain good bone health.

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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.

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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Do you need an alkaline diet?

For years, alkaline diets have garnered interest from health professionals, lifestyle bloggers and nutrition researchers. Because it is based on more thorough theories than we typically hear in the...

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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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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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