Science & Research

Dairy and health: Weight management

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In order to keep the dairy industry strong, National Dairy Council® product research drives demand for dairy products and ingredients through the funding of pre-competitive nutrition and product research.

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National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data reveal nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults and more than one-third of U.S. children and adolescents are either overweight or obese. Research shows that higher-protein diets, which can include dairy products and ingredients, are beneficially associated with weight management and body composition.
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Science shows how dairy can be part of a healthy weight solution

Dairy, as part of a higher-protein diet, can help weight-conscious consumers by demonstrating that dairy benefits offer consumers the weight-management solutions they seek. Plus, these efforts will support the industry in capturing a larger share of this sizeable market segment.

Protein messaging

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Protein throughout the day
From helping to curb hunger to helping with weight management, protein is an essential nutrient the body uses throughout the day. Tips for getting more protein throughout the day are presented, as well as frequently asked questions.