Professor Ian Givens and Dr Sarah Jing Guo are taking part in an exciting project initiated and funded by the Dutch Dairy Association and Friesland Campina, aimed at pulling together the evidence that examines the links between dairy products and the risk of Type 2 diabetes. Ian and Sarah have joined a group of selected experts from around the globe (USA, Canada, Netherlands, Denmark and the UK) to discuss this important issue and they have been specifically asked to take the lead to produce a paper on the outcomes from the expert group presentations and discussion, which we also hope will result in an international, peer reviewed journal.