LAHORE: Tetra Pak, a food processing and packaging company, recently organised a health awareness seminar titled “Best milk feeding practices during childhood” which highlighted health benefits of drinking milk. Over 250 students, senior faculty and final-year medical students of the Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) attended the seminar, says a press release. “Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease but it is possible to take preventive measures at an early age to mitigate the risk of osteoporosis in later life. A healthy diet supplemented by regular calcium intake, through dairy products like milk, will help fortify bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis in the future,” remarked Dr Javed Akram, Principal of AIMC, in his speech. Dr Muhammad Moaz, a paediatrician, said “Milk contains proteins for cell development and growth, carbohydrates for energy and calcium for development of strong bones and teeth.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2012.
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