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Each and every month at WHFoods, we rely on hundreds of research studies to keep you up-to-date on scientific information about food, nutrition, and health. (For more information about the role of science in our website content, please see Our Approach to Science Research). Among the featured sections of our website are 100 food profiles and 31 nutrient profiles. In terms of scientific review, we make these profiles one of our website priorities. In each of these profiles, you will find a dedicated References section that contains an alphabetized list of key scientific references involving that particular food or nutrient. In order to make all of these key food and nutrient research references available to you in a single place, we created this WHFoods Reference Library. You can use the radio buttons below to start with either Foods or Nutrients. Then simply choose the specific food or nutrient of interest, and click on it to obtain an alphabetized list of key research references.

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Cheese, grass-fed references

  • Alessandri C, Sforza S, Palazzo P, et al. Tolerability of a fully maturated cheese in cow's milk allergic children: biochemical, immunochemical, and clinical aspects. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e40945. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040945. Epub 2012 Jul 19.
  • Beresford TP, Fitzsimons NA, Brennan NL, et al. Recent advances in cheese microbiology. Int Dairy J 11 (2001): 259-274.
  • Bovolenta S, Corazzin M, Sacca E, et al. Performance and cheese quality of Brown cows grazing on mountain pasture fed two different levels of supplementation. Livestock Science, Volume 124, Issues 1-3, September 2009, Pages 58-65.
  • Coakley M, Barrett E, Murphy JJ, et al. Cheese Manufacture with Milk with Elevated Conjugated Linoleic Acid Levels Caused by Dietary Manipulation. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 90, Issue 6, June 2007, Pages 2919-2927.
  • Coppa M, Verdier-Metz I, Ferlay A, et al. Effect of different grazing systems on upland pastures compared with hay diet on cheese sensory properties evaluated at different ripening times. International Dairy Journal, Volume 21, Issue 10, October 2011, Pages 815-822.
  • Davis C, Blayney D, Dong D, et al. Long-Term Growth in U.S. Cheese Consumption May Slow. Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Outlook No. (LDPM-193-01) 19 pp, August 2010.
  • Ebo DG, Ingelbrecht S, Bridts CH, et al. Allergy for cheese: evidence for an IgE-mediated reaction from the natural dye annatto. Allergy. 2009 Oct;64(10):1558-60. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2009.02102.
  • Fumeron F, Lamri A, Khalil CA, et al. Dairy Consumption and the Incidence of Hyperglycemia and the Metabolic Syndrome: Results from a French prospective study, Data from the Epidemiological Study on the Insulin Resistance Syndrome (DESIR). Diabetes Care. 2011 April; 34(4): 813-817. Published online 2011 March 21. doi: 10.2337/dc10-1772.
  • Galina MA, Osnaya F, Cuchillo HM, et al. Cheese quality from milk of grazing or indoor fed Zebu cows and Alpine crossbred goats. Small Ruminant Research, Volume 71, Issues 1-3, August 2007, Pages 264-272.
  • Ganesan B, Irish DA, Brothersen C, et al. Evaluation of microbial survival post-incidence on fresh Mozzarella cheese. J Dairy Sci. 2012 Dec;95(12):6891-6. doi: 10.3168/jds.2012-5390. Epub 2012 Oct 11.
  • Ibrahim F, Ruvio S, Granlund L, et al. Probiotics and immunosenescence: cheese as a carrier. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2010 Jun 1;59(1):53-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-695X.2010.00658.x. Epub 2010 Feb 11.
  • Karimi R, Mortazavian AM, and Amiri-Rigi A. Selective enumeration of probiotic microorganisms in cheese. Food Microbiol. 2012 Feb;29(1):1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fm.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Aug 18. Review.
  • Lahtinen SJ, Forssten S, Aakko J, et al. Probiotic cheese containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM (TM) modifies subpopulations of fecal lactobacilli and Clostridium difficile in the elderly. Age (Dordr). 2012 Feb;34(1):133-43. doi: 10.1007/s11357-011-9208-6. Epub 2011 Jan 25.
  • Leto G, Todaro M, Ni Noto AM, et al. Comparison of Sulla-hay and Sulla-silage in the lactating ewes and their effects on milk and cheese characteristics. Small Ruminant Research, Volume 45, Issue 3, September 2002, Pages 301-306.
  • Lollo PC, Cruz AG, Morato PN, et al. Probiotic cheese attenuates exercise-induced immune suppression in Wistar rats. J Dairy Sci. 2012 Jul;95(7):3549-58. doi: 10.3168/jds.2011-5124.
  • Pizzano R, Nicolai MA, Manzo C et al. Human IgE binding to the glycosidic moiety of bovine kappa-casein. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Oct 5;53(20):7971-5.
  • Ranganathan R, Niklas TA, Yang SJ, et al. The Nutritional Impact of Dairy Product Consumption on Dietary Intakes of Adults (1995-1996): The Bogalusa Heart Study. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Volume 105, Issue 9, September 2005, Pages 1391-1400.
  • Rice BH, Cifelli CJ, Pilosky MA, et al. Dairy Components and Risk Factors for Cardiometabolic Syndrome: Recent Evidence and Opportunities for Future Research. Adv Nutr. 2011 September; 2(5): 396-407. Published online 2011 September 6. doi: 10.3945/an.111.000646
  • Sofi F, Buccioni A, Cesari F, at el. Effects of a dairy product (pecorino cheese) naturally rich in cis-9, trans-11 conjugated linoleic acid on lipid, inflammatory and haemorheological variables: A dietary intervention study Original Research Article
  • Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume 20, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 117-124.
  • Songisepp E, Hutt P, Ratsep M, et al. Safety of a probiotic cheese containing Lactobacillus plantarum Tensia according to a variety of health indices in different age groups. J Dairy Sci. 2012 Oct;95(10):5495-509. doi: 10.3168/jds.2011-4756. Epub 2012 Aug 3.
  • Stancliffe RA, Thorpe T, and Zemel MB. Dairy attentuates oxidative and inflammatory stress in metabolic syndrome. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 August; 94(2): 422-430. Published online 2011 June 29. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.013342
  • Struikk EA, Heraclides A, Witte DR, et al. Dairy product intake in relation to glucose regulation indices and risk of type 2 diabetes. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 July 2012.
  • Vinas M, Carnes H, Lopez-Matas MA, et al. Allergy to goat and sheep cheese with tolerance to cow's milk and its derivatives. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2012 Dec 17. doi:pii: S0301-0546(12)00280-7. 10.1016/j.aller.2012.08.002. [Epub ahead of print].

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