By summer, you may see weight-loss claims on certain dairy products.

Applications for the weight-loss claims became available Monday at the annual meeting of the International Dairy Foods Association.

Research at the University of Tennessee has shown that calcium can rev-up a person's metabolism, thus contributing to weight loss under certain circumstances. The research is patented, so in order to make weight-loss claims on labels, companies must obtain a license from the IDFA or other licensing agency designated by Dairy Management Inc.