Founder and President of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Con to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
"Nutritional policies must also account for new evidence from large prospective studies indicating that milk-drinking men have increased risk of prostate cancer. The likely explanations are milk’s tendency to increase serum concentrations of insulin-like growth factor I, which is strongly associated with cancer risk, and its tendency to flood the body with calcium, causing a reactive drop in vitamin D activation (vitamin D helps maintain prostate cell maturity)."
"The Milk Debate Goes On and On and On!," Pediatrics , Aug. 2003
Experts People with PhDs, MDs, other relevant advanced degrees, and government officials with significant involvement in human or animal health-related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder and President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), 1985-present
President, The Cancer Project
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University
Former clinical physician, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York