Solving the dairy paradox: a food chain approach to protect cardiovascular health
Researchers at Reading are leading innovations in the dairy industry to make many of our favourite foods healthier. Eating a diet high in saturated fat is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), which cause more than 150,000 deaths in the UK each year. Milk and dairy products contribute nearly a third of the UK population’s excessive intake of saturated fat, but they’re also an important source of a range of beneficial nutrients. As public health efforts continue to try to reduce the nation’s intake of saturated fat, researchers at Reading are striving to solve dairy’s health paradox.