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VIP Dinner

The Organic Center is holding its 12th Annual VIP Dinner on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 in Anaheim, CA. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

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Drinking milk during pregnancy linked to adult height, lower risk of type-two diabetes

Sep 09, 2013

WL001002A new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women who drink 150 ml of milk a day or more during pregnancy had taller children with less risk of developing Type Two diabetes. Previous research has shown that drinking milk during pregnancy has growth-promoting effects on babies in utero, but this is the first study that documents the long-term benefits of milk consumption. The study was led by a team of researchers from the University of Iceland who, in the late 1980s, tracked the birth weight and birth length of 809 babies born to women who drank differing levels of milk during pregnancy. The researchers recently followed up with these families to measure the height and insulin levels of grown children to determine if the benefits conferred in utero from their mother’s milk consumption during pregnancy lasted into adulthood. They found that the offspring of mothers who had a daily milk consumption rate of at least 150 ml during pregnancy, on average, were taller than children whose mothers consumed less milk, and had 14 percent higher insulin levels. These results not only show that the growth-promoting effects of milk consumption track into early adulthood, but also that milk consumption is correlated with insulin levels, suggesting that drinking milk during pregnancy may decrease the likelihood of children developing Type-Two diabetes later in life.

When choosing milk, remember to look for organic options to avoid antibiotics, growth hormones, and pesticides.  Organic milk also has a better nutritional profile than conventional milk.  Keep an eye out for a blog covering the benefits of organic milk in the near future!

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