Weighing the benefits of exercise and dairy consumption
Published on April 11 2012
Milk has always been associated with good bone health. But now thanks to a $150,000 grant from the Dairy Farmers of Canada, researchers at Brock University will closely examine the connections between low-fat dairy products, exercise and healthy living.
The study will look at the composition of low-fat milk, which has a number of characteristics similar to traditional sports drinks, to find new ways of optimizing low-fat dairy intake and physical activity within populations at risk of becoming obese.
“Recent evidence points to bioactive components in milk that we want to better understand,” says Brian Roy, director of the Centre for Bone and Muscle Health at Brock. “These components may help to promote the healthy changes that occur with increased physical activity.”
Brian Roy, director of the Centre for Bone and Muscle Health at Brock