Nutrition Research

Science supporting the nutritional benefits of dairy

Nutrient-rich dairy foods not only help children and adults build healthy diets, they also contribute to healthier lives. Studies show dairy foods, as part of a healthy diet, improve overall diet quality, and may contribute to better bone health, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

To learn more about the science that supports dairy’s health benefits, check out the following National Dairy Council resources:

Science Summaries

 

Research Summaries

 

Responsible Research

Decades of nutrition research have clearly established the health benefits associated with adults and children consuming three daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese, or yogurt. Below you’ll find information on the importance of responsible nutrition research and communication practices.

Guiding Principles

Supporting Science