Dairy and Your Health

Together, low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese, and yogurt provide a unique package of nine essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamins A, D and B12, riboflavin, and niacin (niacin equivalents).

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recognize that moderate evidence shows that milk and milk products are linked to improved bone health (especially in children and teens) and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as lower blood pressure in adults. 

Dairy’s health benefits are supported by a robust body of science that continues to grow. Find up-to-date dairy nutrition facts based on the latest research and educational materials on a variety of topics. 

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