Should dairy be recommended as part of a healthy vegetarian diet? Point.

@article{Weaver2009ShouldDB,
  title={Should dairy be recommended as part of a healthy vegetarian diet? Point.},
  author={Connie M. Weaver},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          1634S-1637S
        }
}
  • C. Weaver
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
A benefit-risk evaluation of the evidence for including dairy foods in the diet is presented. For many persons dairy products provide a substantial portion of essential nutrients, but especially calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Dietary supplements and fortified foods can be alternative sources of these nutrients, although other components of dairy foods such as amino acid composition and conjugated linoleic acid may be instrumental in the benefits associated with dairy product consumption for… 

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