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Milk research examines the intersection among consumer culture, agriculture, and public health

Posted February 28, 2014

The granddaughter of a Midwestern dairy farmer, Kendra Smith-Howard spent her summers scooping ice cream cones for Uncle Bob’s Homemade Ice Cream. But as a college student, she pursued greater adventures – working as a park ranger in Montana’s Glacier National Park, and teaching and studying in places as far away as Indonesia.

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Research indicates that organic milk has more health benefits than conventional milk

Posted January 21, 2014

A recent research has established that organic milk has more health benefits than conventional milk. This research reveals some interesting facts that can change the health of many people for the better. Organic milk is obtained from cows that feed purely on organic foods. As a result, there are no artificial growth hormones that interfere with the naturalness of the milk. GMO feeds contribute to reducing the health benefits of milk. When a cow feeds on grass or is pastured the normal way, the milk becomes rich in nutrients needed for body nourishment.

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A new role for milk: Delivering polyphenols with anti-cancer activity

Posted December 31, 2013

Polyphenols found in tea manifest anti-cancer effects but their use is limited by poor bioavailability and disagreeable taste. A new study in the Journal of Dairy Science® finds that when epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the major extractable polyphenol in green tea and the most biologically active, when diluted in skim milk or other milk complexes remains bioactive and continues to reduce colon cancer cell proliferation in culture at concentrations higher than 0.03 mg of EGCG/mL

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Researchers see added nutritional benefits in organic milk

Posted December 10, 2013

A team led by a Washington State University researcher has found that organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy fatty acids compared to milk from cows on conventionally managed dairy farms. While all types of milk fat can help improve an individual’s fatty acid profile, the team concludes that organic whole milk does so even better.

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The remarkable health benefits of colostrum

Posted November 25, 2013

Colostrum is the thin fluid produced by breastfeeding mothers. It is produced in abundance during the very first few milkings, and with each milking, less is produced. Colostrum introduces immunoglobulins from the mother to the infant and turns on the child’s immune system. Colostrum has incredible immune-balancing benefits.

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Cows Chomping On Fresh Grass, Red Clover Produce Omega Milk

Posted November 22, 2013

Fat is an important ingredient that has a material impact on the nutritional value, texture, taste, shelf-life and producer price of milk. However, milk products are a significant source of saturated fatty acids in the Western diet. How should dairy cattle be fed for their milk to contain more unsaturated fatty acids?

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Milk consumption in teens ‘increases risk of hip fractures’ for men

Posted November 19, 2013

Drinking milk has long been promoted as positive for building stronger bones. But it seems drinking milk as a teenager does not reduce the risk of hip fractures later in life and can even increase the risk for men, according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Study: Lactoferrin Peptide Kills Human Stomach Cancer Cells in Culture

Posted November 8, 2013

New research from a team of researchers in Taiwan indicates that a peptide fragment derived from cow’s milk, known as lactoferricin B25 (LFcinB25), exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures. The findings, published in the Journal of Dairy Science, provide support for future use of LFcinB25 as a potential therapeutic agent for gastric cancer.

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Daily milk intake improves vitamin B-12 status in young vegetarian Indians: an intervention trial

Posted October 10, 2013

Asymptomatic Indian lacto vegetarians, who make up more than half of the Indian population in different geographic regions, have distinctly low vitamin B-12 concentrations than non- vegetarians. Vegetarians consume milk but it seems that the amount is not enough to improve vitamin B-12 status or vitamin B-12 concentration in milk itself may be low. The aim of this study was to determine if daily milk consumption can improve vitamin B-12 status.

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A Glass of Milk After Eating Sugary Cereals May Prevent Cavities

Posted August 1, 2013

Washing down sugary breakfast cereal with milk after eating reduces plaque acid levels and may prevent damage to tooth enamel that leads to cavities, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

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