Review suggests higher milk fat intake related to lower childhood overweight, obesity
A systematic review and meta-analysis by Vanderhout et al discovered a beneficial association between childhood consumption of whole milk and lower odds of overweight or obesity.
Latest publication on sarcopenia
This new brochure contains information about diet and exercise that helps limit the decrease in muscle mass and muscle strength in older adults.
Coronavirus | stay safe
Currently the coronavirus requires a lot of attention and flexibility from all of us, although we try to let ordinary life continue. Many people work from home, however healthcare professionals are essential in supporting all patients with and without the coronavirus.
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.
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To be able to provide nutrition and health professionals with a better service and to optimize our information, FrieslandCampina Institute conducts a number of short surveys.
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
The iodine content of semi-skimmed milk in the Netherlands
Iodine is a trace element that naturally occurs in a limited number of foods. Iodine is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. These hormones are important for metabolism, development of the nervous system and growth (1).
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!
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.