Study round-up: Recent updates on the benefits of dairy


Study shows adding milk protein to breakfast and lunch benefits seniors

By Jim Cornall, 09-Feb-2016

"Protein is a critical nutrient for building and maintaining muscle, and new research published in the January edition of The Journal of Nutrition has found that eating an even amount of protein at each meal throughout the day might be better than the current practice of having most of the protein at dinner time."


Organic meat and milk could offer health benefits, study suggests

By Tim Radford, 16-Feb-2016

"Organic produce higher in some vitamins and minerals including omega-3 fatty acids."

Both organic meat and milk provide 50% more of the omega-3 fatty acids that are important in human nutrition. Organic meat has slightly lower concentrations of two saturated fats that are linked to greater risk of cardiovascular disease.

And organic milk contains 40% more linoleic acid, and carries slightly higher concentrations of iron, vitamin E and some carotenoids.

But conventional milk contains 74% more iodine and slightly more selenium, two minerals essential for healthy development."