European Journal of Nutrition, Volume 48, number 4, Pages 191-203
Authors: J. Bruce German, Robert A. Gibson, Ronald M. Krauss, Paul Nestel, Benoît Lamarche, Wija A. van Staveren, Jan M. Steijns, Lisette C.P.G.M. de Groot, Adam L. Lock, Frédéric Destaillats
The summary report of the symposium ‘Scientific update on dairy fats and cardiovascular disease’ has been published in the European Journal of Nutrition and is available online with open access. The symposium was hosted by the University of Reading (UK) and organized and facilitated by the IDF Standing Committee on Nutrition and Health (SCNH) thanks to the kind contribution of the IDF National Committees and sponsorship of the Global Dairy Platform. The report is authored by renowned international scientists including all speakers of the conference.
The report provides a reappraisal of the impact of dairy foods and milk fat on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The conclusions highlight that despite the contribution of dairy products to the saturated fatty acid composition of the diet, and given the diversity of dairy foods of widely differing composition, there is no clear evidence that dairy food consumption is consistently associated with a higher risk of CVD. Thus, recommendations to reduce dairy food consumption irrespective of the nature of the dairy product should be made with caution.
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