The Food Matrix Effect

The nutritional and health effects of a food are a result of both a food’s structure and its nutrient composition, and how these interact with each other – this is the Food Matrix Effect.

The dairy matrix is one of the best researched examples of the food matrix effect, with beneficial matrix effects established for cardiometabolic health, body composition and bone health1,2.

This video* explores the concept of the food matrix.


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1 Thorning TK et al. Whole dairy matrix or single nutrients in assessment of health effects: current evidence and knowledge gaps. Am J Clin Nutr 2017: 105: 1–13.

2 Geiker, NRW et al. Impact of whole dairy matrix on musculoskeletal health and aging – current knowledge and research gaps. Osteoporos Int 2020; 31: 601–615.

* This video is intended for nutrition and health care professionals only. It is not suitable for the general public as defined by REGULATION (EU) No 1169/2011 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers.

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