Fact Sheets

The Role of Dairy in Sustainable Nutrition

Good health depends on good nutrition. Good nutrition, in turn, depends on agriculture to provide the foods for a balanced diet that meets our needs for energy and essential nutrients like protein, vi...

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Interpretation of Protein Quality Methodology: Change to DIAAS

Following the release of Dietary protein quality evaluation in human nutrition - Report of an FAO Expert Consultation, which recommends changing from the PDCAAS method of protein quality evaluation to...

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Dairy Foods – Helping to Nourish the World

Addressing questions such as 'are people meeting their nutritional needs?' and 'can you have a nutritionally adequate diet without dairy foods?', this factsheet highlights the importance of meeting re...

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Nutrient-Rich Dairy Foods and You

This factsheet provides further information on how dairy products can provide a package of nutrient to help your body stay healthy....

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Nutrition and Environment

This factsheet will provide you with information about how the nutritional richness of milk and dairy products is an important component when considering the environmental impact of food....

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Cheese, salt and nutrition

This factsheet will provide you with information about cheese including: the function of salt intake and the nutrients in cheese. This information is provided to help the reader develop an understandi...

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Nutrition and Regulation – French English ABC on some basic concepts and abbreviations

In the nutrition-related scientific and regulatory fields, there is an enormous amount of abbreviations. Not only are they too often used without an accurate understanding of their real meaning, but t...

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Asthma – Good Health Tips

Asthma is an inflammatory disorder in which the lung's air passages become sensitive and sometimes narrow, making it hard to breathe. Though a common belief, milk is rarely a trigger for asthma. Consu...

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Cardiovascular Health – Good Health Tips

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a term used to describe all diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary heart disease (which includes heart attacks and angina) and stroke are common forms of CVD...

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Dairy Food Myths – Good Health Tips

There are some myths associated with the consumption of dairy foods. This can mean that some people become unnecessarily wary of consuming dairy foods and may even avoid dairy altogether. Avoiding a m...

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Dairy Products and Allergies

Food allergies – also referred to as hypersensitivities – can be defined as exaggerated reactions by the immune system to food components it considers as intruders. The food allergen is generally...

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Dairy Consumption and Colon Cancer: Evidence for a Protective Effect

Cancer of the colon and rectum is a leading cause of cancer death. Both genetic and environmental factors, including diet and activity, are known to play a role in the development and etiology of thes...

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