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New study deems dairy 'excellent' source of protein for children

All dairy proteins tested in study met FAO standards as excellent/high-quality protein sources for people six months of age and older.

Researchers at the University of Illinois are using pigs as a model for determining the best way to evaluate protein quality in foods for children -- a method that was proposed by the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2011.

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