The role of dairy products and constituents in metabolic risk management

L.E.C. van Meijl

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The metabolic syndrome is a combination of various risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. In this project, we studied the effects of dairy products on these risk factors in test persons with overweight. In the long term, it turns out that consumption of semi-skimmed dairy products lowers the systolic blood pressure, but has no positive effects on other risk factors. In the long term, milk has negative effects on the fat content in the blood directly after a meal, but positive effects on the glucose level. Further research will have to show if these findings also apply to other dairy products, other quantities, or other populations.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Mensink, Ronald, Supervisor
Award date17 Dec 2010
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • dairy products
  • metabolic risk factors
  • metabolic syndrome

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