New meta-analysis: cheese consumption and cardiovascular health
A meta-analysis by Chen et al. (2017) shows that the consumption of cheese is beneficially associated with cardiovascular health. Furthermore, a dose-response analysis shows that the strongest association is found with a daily portion of 40 gram cheese. This about two servings a day.
Extra protein from dairy products increases body weight in the elderly
Unintentional weight loss in the elderly is considered to be a factor that could have a negative impact on health and quality of life. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis examined the effects of dairy protein intake and vitamin D supplementation on the nutritional status and physical fitness of adults aged 55 year or older. The FrieslandCampina Institute interviewed Priya Dewansingh about the research.
New review: comparison global calcium intake
The calcium intake of adults around the globe has been systematically reviewed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Key findings are that calcium intake varies across countries ranging from 400 to 500 mg/day in countries in South, East and Southeast Asia to 1233 mg/day in Iceland.
The power of nutrition in sports
Sport and nutrition is a golden combination! Getting the right balance results in more strength, greater endurance, better recovery and improved sporting performance. This is relevant for both top athletes and (enthusiastic) recreational athletes. On Friday 13 October 2017, over 850 sports and nutrition professionals attended the 2nd Conference on “Sports & Nutrition” organised by the FrieslandCampina Institute in the Netherlands.
Effect of multi-disciplinary interventions among overweight children and adolescents
In two new Cochrane Reviews the effect of diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight have been assessed among children (6-11 year) and adolescents (12-17 year).
Sports nutrition in practice: what are the scientific insights?
Nutrition and sports performance: what are the latest scientific insights and nutrition strategies which can make a difference to dietetic practice? On 29 and 30 September 2017 the annual conference of the European Federation of the Association of Dietitians took place in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
World Osteoporosis Day “Love your bones. Protect your future!”
On October 20th it is World Osteoporosis Day. The Osteoporosis foundation is raising global awareness for the importance of strong bones and launched the campaign “Love your bones. Protect your future”. 5 key messages on bone health.
NEW Dairy, nutrition and health publications
FrieslandCampina Institute developed two new publications on dairy, nutrition and health for nutrition and health professionals. These publications include a variety of information, ranging from the role of dairy in a healthy nutrition to the production process and the nutritional value of milk, yoghurt and cheese.
New position statement on protein and exercise published by International Society of Sports Nutrition
The International Society of Sports Nutrition critically reviewed the current scientific literature on protein intake for healthy exercising adults. Their conclusion: “Increasing protein intake by consuming whole foods as well as high-quality supplemental protein sources can improve the adaptive response to training”.
Food-Based Dietary guidelines around the globe
Students of the Wageningen University (The Netherlands) provided an overview of the official food-based dietary guidelines around the world, in collaboration with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and the Nutrition Centre in the Netherlands. They found that 93 out of 226 countries have a food-based dietary guideline, whereby hierarchical models, such as pyramids, are used equally to non-hierarchical models, such as plates.