Fatty acids in blood predict the intake of dairy fat and have a favorable association with cardiovascular health
A healthy diet and lifestyle play an important role in preventing many chronic diseases and maintaining cardiovascular health. For a healthy lifestyle it is important not to smoke, to maintain a healthy weight and to eat according to national guidelines with sufficient fruit and vegetables, fish, fiber and not too much saturated fat. To limit the intake of saturated fat, nutrition authorities advise to choose skimmed or semi-skimmed dairy products.
Highlights from latest nutrition report by UN agencies
Recently, four United Nation (UN) agencies published a second annual report on progress in Asia and the Pacific towards the Sustainable Development Goal 2–Zero Hunger–to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by 2030.
Minimal processing using mild heat treatment may positively affect milk protein digestion
A systematic review by Lieshout et al 2019 was recently published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. The review focuses on the effect of dairy protein modifications—caused by industrial heating—on its digestion and the overall physiological relevance of these modifications. The authors find that dairy processing significantly affects protein quality and can be a tool to steer gastrointestinal protein digestion.
Scientific roundtable debate: The impact of dairy products in the development of type 2 diabetes
Many studies have investigated the relationship between dairy and type 2 diabetes (T2D). The Dutch Dairy Organization and FrieslandCampina Institute invited external experts to evaluate the current state of knowledge. A selected group of international scientific experts convened for a 2-day roundtable debate in November 2017. On day 1 all scientific experts from different disciplines gave a presentation on a subarea of dairy and type 2 diabetes. On day 2 the experts jointly defined the
Collaboration with Wageningen University and Research, China Institute of Food Science and Technology
A key collaboration among FrieslandCampina Institute, CIFST and Wageningen University & Research-called the Future Scientific Leadership Program (FSLP)-aims to stimulate discussion on research in dairy, nutrition and health; spur interest in the education of young professionals in the 3 areas; and encourage best-practice sharing in the field of food science and technology.
FrieslandCampina Institute Nigeria website now live
FrieslandCampina Institute provides nutrition and health professionals with scientific information and practical tools on a wide variety of nutrition and health topics.
Webinar recording & animated video about sustainable diets
With a growing world population, the need for a sustainable and healthy diet is becoming increasingly important. Are you interested to know more about this topic? Watch the recording of our webinar by professor Pieter van 't Veer, or watch our new animated video that shows what a more sustainable and healthy diet looks like!
NEW E-learning and infographic on role of dairy in a healthy diet
Healthy eating is generally characterized as a diet that contains a variety of foods in optimal quantity. Dairy is recommended by dietary guidelines worldwide and is part of a healthy diet, because it is a natural source of a wide variety of nutrients.
First Independent External Expert Panel meeting
On 18th and 19th June 2019, the first meeting of the FrieslandCampina Institute with its Independent External Expert Panel took place in The Netherlands. This panel consists of an international group of multi-disciplinary experts in the field of (under)nutrition, public- and community health and consumer behavior.
Role of nutrition and probiotics in the management of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome
During the annual conference of the Dutch Dairy Association, 28 March 2019, a number of experts discussed gut health. One of the speakers, Ben Witteman, a gastroenterologist at the ‘Gelderse Vallei’ hospital in Ede, the Netherlands, considered the role of nutrition and probiotics in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and irritable bowel syndrome. This article summarizes the highlights of his presentation.