Dr Ip, whose international reputation is built on his groundbreaking work at New York's Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will present his findings at Advances in Dairy Nutrition seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in early November.

Dr Ip, whose international reputation is built on his groundbreaking work at New York's Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will present his findings at Advances in Dairy Nutrition seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in early November.

His work reveals strong evidence that Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), a type of fat found naturally in dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt, is a potent anticarcinogen that assists in preventing cancer.

The evidence supporting the potential benefits of CLA and other biologically active components in dairy foods, is gaining increasing attention from international nutrition researchers, with a majorhuman studiesy now under way in Europe.the United Kingdom.

As well as CLA, researchers are examining the contribution to cancer prevention that may be offered by vaccenic acid, another dairy fat.

Australian Dairy Corporation dietitian, Catherine Godden, says the emerging science looks promising for a new way of looking at what the dairy nutrition package offers.

"It's early days yet, but the CLA research adds another string to dairy's bow," as the most essential, natural food," she said.

"We don't know at this stage what amounts of CLA should be consumed for the protective effect, but we all know that Australians should consume at least three serves of dairy food every day to continue to receive the minimum levels of to provide essential nutrients such asincluding calcium, vitamin B12, zinc and protein."

The Advances in Dairy Nutrition seminar series is presented jointly by the ADC and the Dairy Research and Development Corporation. In addition to Dr Ip, the seminars will feature Dr Peter Parodi of the DRDC's Human Nutrition Program - a pioneer of CLA research in Australia - and Dr Robert Gibson, director of the Child Nutrition Research Centre in Adelaide.

More information about the seminars is available at www.dairy.foodoflife.com.au